- Marked by irregular projections and indentations on the edge or surface: the jagged edge of the broken window.
- Having a rough or harsh quality: “not a stutter exactly but a jagged sound, as if the words were being broken off from some other, stronger current of words deep inside” ( Anne Tyler )
(comparative jaggeder, superlative jaggedest)
- simple past tense and past participle of jag
- The scars were jagged and ugly, similar to those on her arms.
- Many ships have been wrecked on the jagged reefs which fringe their base.
- If several notes are present the flame is jagged by each.
- A jagged bolt of lightning pierced the angry black clouds, and she moved away from the edge of the porch.
- The setae are organs of locomotion, though their large size and occasionally jagged edges in some of the Polychaeta suggest an aggressive function.