angular

adjective
an·​gu·​lar | \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce angular (audio) \

Definition of angular

1a : forming an angle : sharp-cornered
b : having one or more angles
2 : measured by an angle angular distance
3a : stiff in character or manner : lacking smoothness or grace
b : lean and having prominent bone structure

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Other Words from angular

angularly adverb

Examples of angular in a Sentence

He has an angular face. She's a tall, angular girl. The house is low and angular.
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Batting against angular reliever Miguel Castro, Posey reached out and topped an infield grounder which was fielded by Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Giants’ Posey hopes to return from I.L. on Wednesday," 7 June 2019 The steering wheel is a new angular design but will look familiar to anyone who has been in a modern Volkswagen. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 Is Getting a Radical Interior Redesign," 15 May 2019 The door cards are more angular, too, and the dashboard itself is fairly sculpted. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 Is Getting a Radical Interior Redesign," 15 May 2019 But because this is Bella, the mane moment was accompanied by some seriously sultry makeup, black liner swinging from lids in a graphic cat eye that echoed her hair's angular edges. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Reveals a Radical New Pixie Cut at the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 The Golf's interior will be getting a radical redesign with a dual-screen setup and a much more angular look. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 Is Getting a Radical Interior Redesign," 15 May 2019 Instead of waves, though, DS+R have given the motif an angular, hyper-modern verticality. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Rio de Janeiro, Right Now: 5 Reasons to Visit the Extraordinary Brazilian City," 19 Mar. 2019 Her cornflower blue gown looked demure and clean at the front, with a strong angular and darted shoulder. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Charlize Theron Just Debuted New Brown Hair at the Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 The angular drift is about a thousand times worse than what's already on the market. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Awesome tiny gyroscope promising but not ready for prime time," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of angular

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for angular

Middle French or Latin; Middle French angulaire, from Latin angularis, from angulus angle

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angular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of angular

: having little flesh so that the shapes of your bones can be seen : thin and bony
: having one or more angles

angular

adjective
an·​gu·​lar | \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce angular (audio) \

Kids Definition of angular

1 : having angles or sharp corners … the town was laid out in harsh angular patterns.— Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
2 : thin and bony

angular

adjective
an·​gu·​lar | \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər How to pronounce angular (audio) \

Medical Definition of angular

1a : having an angle or angles
b : forming an angle or corner : sharp-cornered
2 : measured by an angle angular distance
3 : relating to or having a chemical structure in which a component ring or group is attached at an angle and not in a straight line an angular methyl group
4 : relating to or situated near an anatomical angle the angular head of the levator labii superioris specifically : relating to or situated near the inner angle of the eye

Other Words from angular

angularity \ ˌaŋ-​gyə-​ˈlar-​ə-​tē How to pronounce angularity (audio) \ noun, plural angularities
angularly adverb

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