Simple Definition of wiry
: very thin but strong and muscular
: stiff like wire
Full Definition of wiry
wirier play \ˈwī-rē-ər\ wiriest
1 a archaic : made of wire b : resembling wire especially in form and flexibility <the wiry coat of the Irish terrier> <wiry stems> c of sound : produced by or suggestive of the vibration of wire <the violinist … often let his tone go nasal and wiry — D. J. Henahan>
2 : being lean, supple, and vigorous : sinewy <the wiry figure of a long-distance runner — Phoenix Flame>
Examples of wiry in a sentence
a man with long, wiry arms
She was lean and wiry from years of working out.
He has dark, wiry hair.
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Definition of wiry for Students
1 : being slender yet strong and muscular
2 : coarse and stiff <wiry hair>
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