Definition of convoluted in English:


Syllabification: con·vo·lut·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈkänvəˌlo͞otid


  • 2chiefly • technical Intricately folded, twisted, or coiled: walnuts come in hard and convoluted shells
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    • He was fully aware he was dreaming, but remained deep within the convoluted folds of his subconscious.
    • The broken remains of the engine room form a short but convoluted route past twisted girders and scattered machinery.
    • There was a convoluted tangle of coloured threads around you, some of which seemed to be paths.



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  • This is Jim Hightower saying… How convolutedly convenient!
  • So the convolutedly titled Mitsubishi Evolution VIII MR FQ400 is an astounding proposition.
  • ‘Pivotal’ is the same song, only minor-keyed and more convolutedly structured.


late 18th century: past participle of convolute, from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere 'roll together, intertwine' (see convolve).

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