Definition of jagged in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒaɡɪd/


With rough, sharp points protruding: the jagged edges gashed their fingers figurative her jagged nerves
More example sentences
  • The sign was on a random piece of wood with jagged edges, like it had been broken off something.
  • It's fairly even, and the good thing about having thick hair is that it isn't noticeable when the ends are jagged.
  • I went hiking and I saw jagged cliffs, rolling tundra and delicate purple saxifrage.



Example sentences
  • Placed on jaggedly cut glass, which teeters, these forms (bombed out structures or sacked cities) have blue and red lights on them, recalling eerily police cars and ambulances that come in the wake of terror.
  • Located 32 miles from the Utah desert town of Moab, the narrow rock peninsula juts jaggedly into canyon country, 2,000 feet above the Colorado River.
  • The parts fit together jaggedly, but the crude welds enable the robots to function.


Pronunciation: /ˈdʒaɡɪdnəs/
Example sentences
  • The letters are washed blunt glass which betray no jaggedness.
  • As one flew closer and closer to the station, one would see that the jaggedness of the sides was not irregularities in the edged, but rather docking stations.
  • For an anime, it looks lush and vibrant, but anyone watching this DVD on a high-end television may notice the jaggedness in the black lines.


Late Middle English: from jag1.

Words that rhyme with jagged


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