brinded vs brindle what difference

what is difference between brinded and brindle

English

Etymology

From Middle English brended (burnt, branded), from bren (burned, branded), from the past participle of brennen (to burn), from Old English bærnan (to burn). Also compare Old Norse brǫndóttr, Icelandic bröndóttr (brindled).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹɪndɪd/

Adjective

brinded (comparative more brinded, superlative most brinded)

  1. (archaic, dialect) Especially of the fur or skin of animals: having a patchy or streaky pattern, usually brown or grey in colour; brindled.
    Synonyms: mottled, tabby
  2. (dialect) Frowning, looking sour or angry.

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  • “brinded”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.


English

Etymology

Back-formation from brindled, a variant of brinded (streaked, spotted), apparently reanalyzed as brindle + –ed. Attested from the late seventeenth century.

Pronunciation

Noun

brindle (usually uncountable, plural brindles)

  1. A streaky colouration in animals.
  2. An animal so coloured.

Adjective

brindle (comparative more brindle, superlative most brindle)

  1. Having such a colouration; brindled

Synonyms

  • tabby (in cats)

Verb

brindle (third-person singular simple present brindles, present participle brindling, simple past and past participle brindled)

  1. To form streaks of a different color.

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  • “brindle”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.

Anagrams

  • blinder

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