how to pronounce barbed


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“… at the top of the fence barbed wire …”

meanings of barbed


  1. Having barbs.
  2. Accoutered with defensive armor; barded.
  3. Deliberately hurtful; biting; caustic.
  4. Bearded (also applied to roses, referring to the leaves between the petals).


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of barb.

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