1Fastened with or having a knot or knots.
- ‘a knotted rope’
- 1.1(of a carpet or other decorative item) made with knots.‘knotted carpets from Nepal’
- ‘ponchos with specially knotted fringes’
2(of a stem, branch, or root) knobbly, gnarled, or twisted.‘the knotted roots of a large oak tree’
- ‘knotted wood beams’
3(of hair) tangled.
tangled, tangly, knotty, entangled, matted, snarled, ravelled, twisted, entwined, coiled, unkempt, uncombed, tousledView synonyms
- ‘he brushed through his knotted hair’
4(of a muscle) tense and hard.
- ‘a neck rub can relieve knotted muscles’
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