To knead something is to stir it or to massage it. You might knead dough to make bread, or you might knead a dough ball to make it a little softer.

  • The dough was kneaded for an hour to give it a nice texture.

  • He kneaded the dough for a long time to make it soft and elastic.

Definition of kneaded


To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; especially, to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, the materials of bread, cake, etc.


To treat or form as if by kneading; to beat.


(of cats) To make an alternating pressing motion with the two front paws.


To mix thoroughly; form into a homogeneous compound.

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Example Sentences for kneaded

  • 1

    Is it easy to knead the seat

  • 2

    Add the yeast to the dough and knead.

  • 3

    I knead the ball and scored.

  • 4

    I'd rather knead the plate instead.

  • 5

    The mixture is kneaded and then shaped like a palm.

  • 6

    Add a dash of salt and knead the mass well.

  • 7

    He kneads the pillow and goes back to sleep.

  • 8

    The kneading is continued until the product is crystallized and particulate.

  • 9

    After decantation, the organic mass of pigment is kneaded and dried.

  • 10

    Another method is to knead the dough under pressure in an extruder.