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stringy

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adjective, \ˈstriŋ-ē\

Simple Definition of stringy

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

  • of hair : long, thin, and dirty

  • : having long, thin muscles

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stringy

stringierstringiest

  1. 1a :  containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string <stringy hair>b :  lean and sinewy in build :  wiry

  2. 2 :  capable of being drawn out to form a string :  ropy <a stringy precipitate>

stringiness noun

Examples of stringy in a sentence

  1. a tough, stringy piece of meat

  2. <stringy hair that clearly needs a good washing>



1662

First Known Use of stringy

1662

Rhymes with stringy


STRINGY Defined for Kids

stringy

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adjective \ˈstriŋ-ē\

Definition of stringy for Students

stringierstringiest

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





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