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  1. (of the hair) arranged or formed into tresses; braided; plaited.
  2. having tresses (usually used in combination): auburn-tressed; golden-tressed.
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Origin of tressed

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at tress, -ed3
Related formsun·tressed, adjective
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Related Words for tressed

twine, interweave, tuck, pleat, tress, crease, fold, knit, weave, flute, pigtail, pleach, plat

Examples from the Web for tressed

Historical Examples of tressed

  • In this instance it merely covers the crown of the head, the hair of which is tressed on each side and turned up behind.


    Frederick Shoberl

  • The eager charioteers stand round and pat their chests with clapping hollowed hands, and comb their tressed manes.

  • Tressed, having tresses: formed into tresses or ringlets: curled; Tress′y, pertaining to tresses, like tresses.

  • Numberless fine plaits of hair, tressed with cords and separated by bandeaux, fell in opulent masses on either side of the face.

British Dictionary definitions for tressed


  1. (in combination) having a tress or tresses as specifiedgold-tressed; long-tressed
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