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stringy

adjective \ˈstriŋ-ē\

: containing long, thin pieces that are like string and that are hard to chew

of hair : long, thin, and dirty

: having long, thin muscles

string·i·erstring·i·est

Full Definition of STRINGY

1
a :  containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string <stringy hair>
b :  lean and sinewy in build :  wiry
2
:  capable of being drawn out to form a string :  ropy <a stringy precipitate>
string·i·ness noun
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Examples of STRINGY

  1. a tough, stringy piece of meat
  2. <stringy hair that clearly needs a good washing>

First Known Use of STRINGY

1662

Related to STRINGY

Synonyms
fibrous

Rhymes with STRINGY

STRINGIEST Defined for Kids

stringy

adjective \ˈstriŋ-ē\
string·i·erstring·i·est

Definition of STRINGY for Kids

:  containing, consisting of, or like string <stringy meat> <stringy hair>

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