ornamented or provided with frets: a fretted molding.

Origin of fretted

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at fret2, -ed2
Related formsun·fret·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unfretted

Historical Examples of unfretted

  • Through the kitchen windows the sun streamed in, in broad, unfretted bands of light.

  • The larger, later clavichords had separate strings for each key and were unfretted or bundfrei.

  • He enjoys all rational diversions, unfretted by the superfluities with which we have weighted them.

    Americans and Others

    Agnes Repplier

British Dictionary definitions for unfretted



ornamented with angular designs or frets
decorated with fretwork
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