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synonyms for forked

  • angled
  • bifurcate
  • bifurcated
  • branched
  • branching
  • divaricate
  • divided
  • furcate
  • furcated
  • split
  • tined
  • zigzag
  • bifid
  • dichotomous
  • dichotonic
  • pronged
  • tridented
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How to use forked in a sentence

It was during this period that these proto-snakes evolved one of their most iconic traits—a long, flicking, forked tongue.
WHY DO SNAKES FLICK THEIR TONGUES?PURBITA SAHAJUNE 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Unlike lizards, when snakes collect odor molecules in the air to smell, they oscillate their forked tongues up and down in a blur of rapid motion.
WHY DO SNAKES FLICK THEIR TONGUES?PURBITA SAHAJUNE 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Omar’s older brother, Nabil, has stayed behind to fight for his country, and it becomes clear that the brothers’ forked paths have caused a rift between them.
LIMBO IS A WRY AND TENDER COMEDY ABOUT REFUGEES SEARCHING FOR THE MEANING OF 'HOME'STEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 30, 2021TIME
There chanced to be a forked tree close at hand, to which the major rushed and scrambled up with amazing rapidity.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The next instruments discovered in use among the Indians were straight, hollow reeds and forked canes.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
People used to say that she forked the mine better than two of Boulton and Watt's 80-inch cylinder engines.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Out darted his forked tongue in anger, just as two arrows entered his body and ended his life.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
He never left the mine until the engine worked better than ever before, and forked the water to the bottom of the mine.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
It kept making springs at us, with its forked tongue exposed to view, but all in vain, as we kept at a respectable distance.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
His tail was forked too, cut like the coat of the man in the circus who cracked the whip and made the horses perform tricks.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FORKED

  • V-shaped
  • Y-shaped
  • akimbo
  • bifurcate
  • cornered
  • crooked
  • crossing
  • crotched
  • divaricate
  • forked
  • intersecting
  • jagged
  • oblique
  • sharp-cornered
  • skewed
  • slanted
  • staggered
  • zigzag
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.