[ɪnvˈɜːtɪd], [ɪnvˈɜːtɪd], [ɪ_n_v_ˈɜː_t_ɪ_d]

Definitions of inverted:

  1.   Turned to a contrary direction; changed in order. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for inverted:

  1. Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility. – Bruce Jackson
  2. We have made many glass vessels... with tubes two cubits long. These were filled with mercury, the open end was closed with the finger, and the tubes were then inverted in a vessel where there was mercury. – Evangelista Torricelli

Usage examples for inverted:

  1. It was inhabited by poor people, the poorest of whom looked out from the garret, where, outside the little window, hung in the sunshine an old, dented bird- cage, which had not even a common cage- glass, but only the neck of a bottle inverted with a cork below, and filled with water. ” – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. It seemed like looking through an inverted telescope. ” – An I.D.B. in South Africa by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
  3. The speakers, we see, are " inverted – Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang
  4. Since we know our own literature best it seems unreasonably well equipped with these inverted Midases- though the fact that all Anglo- American writing during the last century has been so exclusively of the middle classes, by the middle classes and for the middle classes must count for something. ” – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  5. The mutual hatreds of capital and labor would sink into insignificance before the antagonism between authentic youth and age inverted – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  6. He looked towards the door of the room in which Shirley had taken refuge and as if talking to himself he added: " A curious girl with an inverted point of view- sees everything different to others- I want to see her before she goes." ” – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  7. The next day I was greeted by the same Resplendent Person, his visage suffused with smiles and his spinal column oscillating like an inverted pendulum. ” – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  8. An inverted cipher sufficed to flatter Bonaparte's illusion, or at least the illusions which he wished to maintain among his most distinguished lieutenants, and to delay the moment when they should discover that the loss they deplored was too certain. ” – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v12 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  9. At a moment when he was beginning to wonder if his imagination had been playing tricks on him, he heard a curious ripping sound coming, this time, from behind the inverted canoe. ” – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  10. The line continued its march, and he distinctly heard the people laugh and joke as they all sat upside down on the backs of the inverted camels. ” – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini

Rhymes for inverted:

  • exerted, inserted, perverted, reverted, subverted;
  • blurted, flirted, skirted, spurted, squirted;
  • alerted, asserted, averted, concerted, converted, deserted, diverted;
  • reasserted, unconverted;

Idioms for inverted:

  • in inverted commas;