Definition of burned in English:

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Pronunciation: /bərnd/
(also burnt)
past and past participle of burn1.


1Having been burned: burned wood burned shoulders and peeling noses
More example sentences
  • The bread is burned; Paul hides the burned bread from his mother and continues giving Miriam her French lesson.
  • When you have burned them well, cut off the burned skin together with the spines, and all the meat remains.
  • His project was a burned pound cake, but it looked burnt and the lemon topping was watered down.
1.1(Of a taste) like that of food that has been charred in cooking.
Example sentences
  • Too much heat means the skins at the bottom of the still will start to burn and your entire batch will be marred by the burned flavors.
  • I am not the cook Grandma was and I’ve had to save quite a few meals using Grandma’s tip to get the burned taste out of food.
  • Too often the exterior of an encrusted entrée gets a tad scorched in the pan, lending a burned taste to an otherwise fine piece of fish or fowl.
1.2(Of sugar) cooked or heated until caramelized.
Example sentences
  • Caramel usually is more or less burned sugar, so what is burnt caramel like?
  • This great burnt sugar icing recipe is from my husband's grandmother.
  • Cook until the burnt sugar mixes in with the cream and sugar and pour into a saucepan.
1.3 (usually burnt) (Of a warm color) dark or deep: burnt orange
More example sentences
  • Burnt orange and white are the official colors of the university.
  • This rustic looking candleholder is finished in hues of red, green, brown and burnt yellow on glass with a rust brown metal base.
  • Cottons are used such as Turkey red and Balkan blue and Mandarin yellow, with a good deal of burned orange and black.

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Syllabification: burned

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