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Definition of "incised" [in•cised]

  • Cut into a surface; engraved. (adjective)
  • Made with or as if with a sharp instrument. (adjective)
  • Deeply and sharply cut: the incised margin of a leaf. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incised" in a sentence
  • "Bending down, Nicholas examined a word incised in the cement of the sidewalk, a very old word put there some time ago, when the sidewalk had been wet."
  • "These are called incised effigies, which were cut in outline upon flat slabs of stone, the lines being filled in with enamelled metals."
  • "For more than three months, they cut and assembled tiles into starburst mosaics for the wall and incised into the buff-colored arches and window frames a succession of arabesques, palmettes and other floral and geometric designs—bringing the beauty and mastery of Islamic art into the present."