Definition of pied in English:

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pied

Pronunciation: /pīd/

adjective

Having two or more different colors: pied dogs from the Pyrenees
More example sentences
  • I have done almost no birding, except yesterday when I saw a Hooded Butcherbird sitting on a coconut frond, tilting back its head and ruffling its pied plumage as it whistled its loud, musical song.
  • For instance, five species of hornbills - Wreathed, Roufous, Brown, Great pied and Indian pied hornbills - are found there.
  • Again the attraction is bird watching, especially pied shags feeding the young birds in their nests, great crested grebe and large numbers of paradise ducks.
Synonyms
parti-colored, multicolored, variegated, black and white, brown and white, piebald, skewbald, dappled, brindle, spotted, mottled, speckled, flecked, pinto, calico, tabby

Origin

Middle English (originally in the sense 'black and white like a magpie'): from pie2 + -ed1.

Words that rhyme with pied

abide, applied, aside, astride, backslide, beside, bestride, betide, bide, bride, chide, Clyde, cockeyed, coincide, collide, confide, cried, decide, divide, dried, elide, five-a-side, glide, guide, hide, hollow-eyed, I'd, implied, lied, misguide, nationwide, nide, offside, onside, outride, outside, pan-fried, pie-eyed, pitch-side, popeyed, pride, provide, ride, Said, shied, side, slide, sloe-eyed, snide, square-eyed, starry-eyed, statewide, Strathclyde, stride, subdivide, subside, tide, tried, undyed, wall-eyed, wide, worldwide

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Syllabification: pied

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