Definition of distorted in English:

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Pronunciation: /diˈstôrdəd/


1Pulled or twisted out of shape; contorted.
Example sentences
  • Then he took a few steps in her direction, his face distorted with rage.
  • Here the beam has been distorted by the particle.
  • At times, the distorted horse faces even look like the ones in Picasso's immortal La Guernica.
2Giving a misleading or false account or impression; misrepresented: his report gives a distorted view of the meeting
More example sentences
  • Simone de Beauvoir brought to our knowledge the recognition of the distorted situation of women.
  • Indeed, TM has made many incorrect or distorted public announcements to advance its programs.
  • Three mailings have attacked - at times distorted - her voting record.
3Affected by electrical distortion: distorted guitars
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  • A soundtrack of distorted modem tones, composed by Hendee, recalled synthesized howling wind.
  • The music reflects this, too, with distorted bursts of treated guitar giving the otherwise breezy melody a demented cast.
  • By the end, the dialogue has become elliptical and drowned by distorted sound.



Example sentences
  • It also misses the ways in which IT, being a medium and a tool, must distortedly reflect, like a cracked mirror, the larger priorities of society.
  • Meanwhile, the residential property market already is complaining of distortedly high prices.
  • The deliberate ‘El Camino’ is as spacious as Grandaddy's ‘El Caminos in the West’ and as distortedly anthemic as the last few bars of Radiohead's ‘Creep’.


Example sentences
  • The live lineup has been augmented with electric guitarist Erik who adds a bit of low end distortedness to the whole thing.
  • I apologize for the distortedness of the recordings.
  • It seems like anyone with a resolution of 1204x768 or lower views my site with distortedness, anyone have any idea?

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Syllabification: dis·tort·ed

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