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tongued Line breaks: tongued

Definition of tongued in English:


1 [in combination] Having a specified kind of tongue: the blue-tongued lizard
2(In carpentry) constructed using a tongue: the tongued boards of the ceiling
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  • The open hall and galleries have suspended timber floors, and, rather than running floorboards over joists as we do, they use short tongued planks to span between grooves in the supporting beams.
3(Of a note) played by tonguing: a series of rapidly tongued notes

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