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stringy

[ string-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF stringy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRINGY

Their stringy muscles seemed founts of inexhaustible energy.

Wonderful, he thought, as the towel stretched and kneaded his stringy muscles.

A woman with stringy hair and an elocutionist's mouth, grew dramatic as he passed.

Whalebone is very fibrous or stringy, and it splits very readily.

It was tough and stringy and required a great deal of stewing.

I could have it dyed, I suppose, but they're so apt to get stringy afterward.

Its dark plumage was more like long, stringy hair than feathers.

The man was short and stocky, with Asiatic features and a long, stringy mustache.

In height he was tall, and his figure was thin and loose-jointed, but stringy and hard-bitten.

For supper our men had stringy bully beef and biscuit or bread.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from string (n.) + -y (2). Related: Stringiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STRINGY

longest

adjectiveextended in space or time
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