or chiselled adjective Date: 1781 formed or crafted as if with a chisel <
chiseled good looks
a chiseled essay
a chiseled physique

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  • chiseled — or chiselled [chiz′əld] adj. 1. cut or shaped with a chisel 2. finely wrought, as if shaped by a chisel …   English World dictionary

  • chiseled — /chiz euhld/, adj. 1. cut, shaped, etc., with a chisel: chiseled stone. 2. sharply or clearly shaped; clear cut: She has finely chiseled features. Also, esp. Brit., chiselled. [1730 40; CHISEL + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiseled — adj. shaped finely chiseled * * * [ shaped ] finely chiseled …   Combinatory dictionary

  • chiseled — chis•eled [[t]ˈtʃɪz əld[/t]] adj. 1) cut, shaped, etc., with a chisel: chiseled stone[/ex] 2) sharply or clearly shaped; clear cut: a finely chiseled profile[/ex] Also, esp. brit. chis′elled. Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Chiseled — Chisel Chis el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chiseled}, or {Chiselled} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiseling}, or {Chiselling}.] [Cf. F. ciseler.] 1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiseled — adjective (of a face) having strongly defined facial features. is renowned for his chiseled good looks …   Wiktionary

  • chiseled — adjective having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges (Freq. 2) a finely chiseled nose well defined features • Syn: ↑well defined • Similar to: ↑distinct …   Useful english dictionary

  • chiseled — chis·el || tʃɪzl n. tool with a sharp metal edge that is used to shape and cut wood and stone v. cut (wood, stone, etc.) with a chisel; cheat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chiseled — UK [ˈtʃɪz(ə)ld] / US chiselled …   English dictionary

  • Chiseled in Stone (album) — Chiseled in Stone Studio album by Vern Gosdin Released 1988 ( …   Wikipedia

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