Definition of serried in English:


Syllabification: ser·ried
Pronunciation: /ˈserēd


  • (Of rows of people or things) standing close together: serried ranks of soldiers the serried rows of vines
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    • 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


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

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