[ten-tuh-kuh ld]


having tentacles.

Also ten·tac·u·lat·ed [ten-tak-yuh-ley-tid] /tɛnˈtæk yəˌleɪ tɪd/.

Origin of tentacled

First recorded in 1855–60; tentacle + -ed3
Related formsmul·ti·ten·ta·cled, adjectiveun·ten·ta·cled, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of tentacled

Historical Examples of tentacled

  • There's one tentacled thing that reminds me of a frightened rotifer.


    James Causey

  • Somehow, the two young ladies felt the chilly presence of a tentacled fish out of water, that was wholly inexplicable.

    Edith and John

    Franklin S. Farquhar

  • It has large claws in which it holds anemones, tentacled sea animals with no power of motion.

    Planet of the Damned

    Harry Harrison

  • Great sea slugs crawled about on the bottom with gigantic starfish, and actiniae of vivid colours spread their tentacled blossoms.

    Fire Island

    G. Manville Fenn

  • A solid wall of water, in which writhed dozens of tentacled monsters, was upon us, and we had time for nothing but action.