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sinewy

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adjective sin·ewy \ˈsin-yə-wē also ˈsi-nə-\

Simple Definition of sinewy

  • : having strong and lean muscles

  • : tough and difficult to cut or chew

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sinewy

  1. 1 :  full of sinews: asa :  tough, stringy <sinewy meat>b :  strong <sinewy arms>

  2. 2 :  marked by the strength of sinews <a demanding sinewy intelligence — Helen Dudar>

Examples of sinewy in a sentence

  1. The lion has a sinewy body.

  2. a sinewy piece of meat



14th Century

First Known Use of sinewy

14th century


SINEWY Defined for Kids

sinewy

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adjective sin·ewy \ˈsin-yə-wē\

Definition of sinewy for Students

  1. 1 :  strong 1, powerful <sinewy arms>

  2. 2 :  full of tendons :  tough, stringy <a sinewy piece of meat>





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