[ US /ˈfɹɛtɪd/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈɛtɪd/ ]
  1. having a pattern of fretwork or latticework
  2. having frets
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How To Use fretted In A Sentence

  • He got to wear his lovely yellow silk gown—the one he wore as Juliet he fretted over the tear in the sleeve and blames Becka, naturally. Exit the Actress
  • When she fretted about not doing well he would offer advice. Times, Sunday Times
  • I fretted as we trundled slowly home in a rather despondent way.
  • State-of-the-art production and Gilmour's note-perfect playing collided with bassist Roger Waters's grim lyrical vision, which fretted about materialism and age creeping up on you.
  • When she fretted about not doing well he would offer advice. Times, Sunday Times
  • Fretted screens diffuse the light, and wooden doors and panels are delicately carved.
  • Typically you only play the "fretted" strings, not all six strings, when playing a power chord. Guitar Friday: The Power Chord!
  • But the charm was the entrance of the abbey, where we were received by the dean and chapter in rich robes, the choir and almsmen bearing torches; the whole abbey so illuminated, that one saw it to greater advantage than by {81} day; the tombs, long aisles, and fretted roof, all appearing distinctly, and with the happiest _chiaroscuro_. A Book of English Prose Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools
  • And then this week, the current Kremlin incumbent, Dmitry Medvedev, goes and announces that he's "rearming" Russia, using the very word - "rearmament" - that Europe fretted over and feared all through its short 20-year peace between the first and second world wars. Undefined
  • Then when Zoe had croup or the nanny got sick and I was forced to stay at home, I fretted all day to get to work. LOST CHILDREN
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