[ uhp-turnd, uhp-turnd ]
See synonyms for upturned on Thesaurus.com
  1. turned or directed upward: upturned eyes.

  2. turned over; upside down: an upturned canoe.

  1. having a turned-up end: an upturned nose.

Origin of upturned

First recorded in 1585–95; up- + turn + -ed2

Words Nearby upturned

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How to use upturned in a sentence

  • As Winslet tried to keep her mouth upturned, Rinna frantically back-pedaled, deeming her the most beautiful woman at ceremony.

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  • She was the observer, not us, which she underlined by bringing out a camera and photographing the upturned crowd.

    London's Living Sculptures | Anthony Haden-Guest | August 6, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Tears were so ready and came first into my closed eyes and then spilled vividly on my upturned—by him—cheeks.

    How I Found My Voice | Carly Simon | June 7, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Upon his knees then, he lingered, while I rained blow after blow upon his upturned face.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • The light fell full upon the dead, upturned face of Sir Alister Moeran.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • It is the picture of a girl, crouching in a kneeling position, all the agony of death showing clearly in her upturned eyes.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • The best throw, called the Venus, only happened when each of the upturned surfaces presented different units.

  • He was conscious of a lovely face with red, curling lips upturned to his, of liquid eyes, and a soft mouth wreathed in smiles.

    Menotah | Ernest G. Henham