Definition of serried in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛrɪd/


(Of rows of people or things) standing close together: serried ranks of soldiers the serried rows of vines
More example sentences
  • To put young adolescents into serried rows of desks for hour upon hour is just not any way to learn at all.
  • Archives are imagined as dusty places; serried rows of boxes, books or film canisters shrouded in a fine, grey-white cloak.
  • The Fat Duck's kitchen is so small that a lot of the storage is in garden sheds, lined up in serried rows outside.
close together, packed together, close-set, dense, tight, compact;
massed, assembled, tiered


Mid 17th century: past participle of serry 'press close', probably from French serré 'close together', based on Latin sera 'lock'.

Words that rhyme with serried

unburied, viverrid

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