Definition of matted in English:



  • 1(especially of hair, wool, or fur) tangled into a thick mass.

    ‘a cardigan of matted grey wool’
    • ‘His matted hair looks like it hasn't been washed for months and he smells like a damp rug.’
    • ‘Pushing her matted hair off her forehead, she got out of bed.’
    • ‘She twisted her finger around a piece of her matted hair.’
    • ‘The sun was making its way into the sky and was falling though the shattered windows giving light to the matted dust on the floor and the covered furniture.’
    • ‘Her normally pristine white hair was matted and stringy and streaked with gray.’
    • ‘Pedestrians gasped and moved their children out of the way, far from the mad demon that had matted fur and wild eyes.’
    • ‘He threw back his matted hair that reached halfway down his back, the slightly warm water sending relief through his aching muscles.’
    • ‘His shirt was torn, his bow tie squinty and matted hair fell over his face.’
    • ‘Tears rolled down his dirt - streaked face from under a long mass of matted, dirty red hair.’
    • ‘Her hair was matted and messy and her dress was haphazard.’
    • ‘He slipped back into his clothes and fixed his matted hair.’
    • ‘She reached down to gently smooth the matted hair from his brow.’
    • ‘She then dried out her matted hair until it became a fuzzy red color.’
    • ‘When I walked into the shower freezing cold water soaked me, making my wild, matted hair stick to my head.’
    • ‘So I began to pull the debris out of my matted hair, just for something to do.’
    • ‘I hugged the dead dog and cried a gallon of tears into its matted fur, begging it to wake up.’
    • ‘Smoothing the sweat - matted hair off his brow, she felt her despair ebb away in the face of her growing determination.’
    • ‘Anna sunk down onto the steps and hugged her dog tightly, feeling the sticky, matted fur cling to her hands.’
    • ‘It's crumbling to pieces, and it's about as long as my forearm, brown with matted fur, with round little ears on top.’
    • ‘His bony limbs still had the tatters of his clothes hanging from them; his matted hair still clung stubbornly to his skull.’
    tangled, tangly, entangled, knotted, knotty, natty, tousled, dishevelled, uncombed, unkempt, felted, ratty, greasy, dirty
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  • 2Covered or provided with mats.

    ‘the matted floor’
    • ‘The competition standard matted floor area is proving invaluable to the 135 gymnasts who train at the club every week.’
    • ‘My bare feet padded quietly on the matted floor of woven straw.’
    • ‘A wide, rectangular shaped room, the sparring grounds was lined with benches on the sides and a matted floor in the middle.’
    • ‘After the chairs got filled, some preferred to sit down on the matted floor, slouching against the wall with their eyes closed.’
    • ‘He knew there were to be three tables of guests on each side of the matted dance floor.’