Definition of matted in English:

matted

adjective

  • 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.’
    • ‘She then dried out her matted hair until it became a fuzzy red color.’
    • ‘Her normally pristine white hair was matted and stringy and streaked with gray.’
    • ‘He threw back his matted hair that reached halfway down his back, the slightly warm water sending relief through his aching muscles.’
    • ‘His bony limbs still had the tatters of his clothes hanging from them; his matted hair still clung stubbornly to his skull.’
    • ‘Tears rolled down his dirt - streaked face from under a long mass of matted, dirty red hair.’
    • ‘So I began to pull the debris out of my matted hair, just for something to do.’
    • ‘Her hair was matted and messy and her dress was haphazard.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I hugged the dead dog and cried a gallon of tears into its matted fur, begging it to wake up.’
    • ‘She twisted her finger around a piece of her matted hair.’
    • ‘Pushing her matted hair off her forehead, she got out of bed.’
    • ‘He slipped back into his clothes and fixed his matted hair.’
    • ‘When I walked into the shower freezing cold water soaked me, making my wild, matted hair stick to my head.’
    • ‘His shirt was torn, his bow tie squinty and matted hair fell over his face.’
    • ‘She reached down to gently smooth the matted hair from his brow.’
    • ‘Pedestrians gasped and moved their children out of the way, far from the mad demon that had matted fur and wild eyes.’
    • ‘Smoothing the sweat - matted hair off his brow, she felt her despair ebb away in the face of her growing determination.’
    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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A wide, rectangular shaped room, the sparring grounds was lined with benches on the sides and a matted floor in the middle.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

matted

/ˈmatɪd/