[ fret-id ]
/ ˈfrɛt ɪd /


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

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

    Sally of Missouri|R. E. Young
  • 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


/ (ˈfrɛtɪd) /


ornamented with angular designs or frets
decorated with fretwork
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