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Definition of "jagged" []

  • Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface. See Synonyms at rough. (adjective)
  • Having a rough or harsh quality: "not a stutter exactly but a jagged sound, as if the words were being broken-off from some other, stronger current of words deep inside” ( Anne Tyler). (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 "jagged" in a sentence
  • "Her breasts brushed his chest as he pressed closer, her breath coming in jagged pants."
  • "Then I might try things with sentence length and shape, the look of the words on the page, so Ferro tends to be written in short, jagged sentences, often with single line paragraphs following longer paragraphs that serve as punchlines of a sort."
  • "I've not tried it with dark chocolate - let me know if you do ... if you are feeling fancy you can make some caramel and arrange it in jagged edges on the top ..."