1 literary Twisted or contorted out of normal shape or form.
More example sentences
- It's afternoon, about a quarter to one, and the sparrows abound, alighting in the numerous olive trees twisting in writhen contortion round the flanks of the pavilion.
- Gwyneth stopped for a moment along the writhen and narrow forest path, ‘Something isn't right Evelyn…‘
- The mist spreads, smooth despite its writhen mass, dividing neatly and travelling down in four directions.
Old English in the sense 'plaited, entwined', archaic past participle of writhe.
Definition of writhen in:
- The US English dictionary