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“Molded” or “Moulded”


Molded and moulded are both English terms.


Molded is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while moulded is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
molded 95 21 37 82 77 29 0 28 31 100 100 0
moulded 5 79 63 18 23 71 0 72 69 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "molded" over "moulded" (95 to 5).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 79 to 21 preference for "moulded" over "molded".
  • In India, there is a 63 to 37 preference for "moulded" over "molded".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "molded" over "moulded" (82 to 18).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "molded" over "moulded" (77 to 23).
  • In Australia, there is a 71 to 29 preference for "moulded" over "molded".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "molded" and "moulded".
  • In Ireland, there is a 72 to 28 preference for "moulded" over "molded".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 69 to 31 preference for "moulded" over "molded".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "molded" over "moulded" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "molded" over "moulded" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "molded" and "moulded".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use molded or moulded with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “molded”

  • There are also "ear plugs" molded to the shape of the
  • and newels and a curved molded handrail rise to the upper
  • bentwood process to produce three-dimensional molded wood components made of solid
  • tires, although sometimes these are molded from polystyrene as well, particularly
  • Smoking pipes molded from wet clay are different
  • accessory system with a custom molded low profile solar module, supplemental
  • is reached by cut and molded stone steps, flanked by elaborate
  • Molded plywood
  • by hard plastic, which is molded into a streamlined shape mimicking
  • glazed porcelain head with painted molded hair and a body made

Examples of “moulded”

  • of Indian steel industry, it moulded itself into a facilitator for
  • brittle crack in the injection moulded connector by a mechanism known
  • of cut stone with small moulded pillars.
  • coated wood, resin, urethane, and moulded plastic) by several climbing companies.
  • which its landscape had been moulded by thinning the native species.
  • with grey headers and a moulded band above the second floor.
  • the Lancia Lambda and is moulded in "Shellanite" (Shell brand bakelite).
  • It contains intricate moulded ceilings which were rediscovered during
  • of collar form with the moulded braces pierced with openings of
  • The doors are timber with moulded panels and window frames are

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