Definition of Sunken

1. Adjective. Having a sunken area. "Hunger gave their faces a sunken look"

Exact synonyms: Deep-set, Recessed
Similar to: Hollow



Definition of Sunken

1. a. Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk.

Definition of Sunken

1. Verb. (archaic) (past participle of sink) ¹

2. Adjective. caused, by natural or unnatural means, to be submerged ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sunken

1. sink [v] - See also: sink

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunken

sunglint
sunglints
sunglow
sunglows
sungrazing
sungrebe
sungrebes
sunhat
sunhats
sunitinib
sunk
sunk cost
sunk costs
sunk fence
sunken (current term)
sunken-eyed
sunken arch
sunken garden
sunkenly
sunket
sunkets
sunkie
sunkies
sunkissed
sunks
sunlamp
sunlamps
sunland
sunlands

Literary usage of Sunken

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1. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1913)
"In the fantastic composition called "The sunken Bell," which was resuscitated at the Lyric Theatre, on February 5, 1907 (Mr. Sothern first produced that ..."

2. The Wallet of Time: Containing Personal, Biographical, and Critical by William Winter (1913)
"In the fantastic composition called "The sunken Bell," which was resuscitated at the Lyric Theatre, on February 5, 1907 (Mr. Sothern first produced that ..."

3. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"... fathoms j farther in shore the bottom is rocky. ( Weather Bay is dangerous, having many sunken rock?, and the whol*» surge of the ocean heaving into it. ..."

4. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1876)
"THE immense amount of wealth continually being lost in all parts of the world by sunken and stranded vessels being abandoned, because of the considered ..."

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