or tes·se·lat·ed

[ tes-uh-ley-tid ]

  1. of, relating to, or like a mosaic.

  2. arranged in or having the appearance of a mosaic; checkered.

Origin of tessellated

First recorded in 1685–95; tessellate + -ed2

Other words from tessellated

  • un·tes·sel·lat·ed, adjective

Words Nearby tessellated

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How to use tessellated in a sentence

  • Was it my fancy, or did I really hear the faint rustle of a dress on the tessellated pavement of the hall?

    Uncle Max | Rosa Nouchette Carey