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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Recent Examples on the Web The angular, futuristic design and the shattering glass generated enormous publicity for Tesla and its truck, but shares tumbled 6.1% to $333.04 Friday, the sharpest decline in almost two months. chicagotribune.com, "Tesla’s Elon Musk touts 200K Cybertruck orders just days after reveal," 25 Nov. 2019 The angular, futuristic design and the shattering glass generated enormous publicity for Tesla and its truck, but shares tumbled 6.1 percent to $333.04 Friday, the sharpest decline in almost two months. BostonGlobe.com, "Tesla announces 187,000 Cybertruck orders two days after reveal - The Boston Globe," 25 Nov. 2019 The angular, futuristic design and the shattering glass generated enormous publicity for Tesla and its truck, but shares tumbled 6.1% to $333.04 Friday, the sharpest decline in almost two months. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "Elon Musk says 146,000 Cybertrucks reserved just days after botched reveal," 24 Nov. 2019 The angular armored pickup is the electric carmaker’s most unconventional vehicle to date, and its first entry into one of America’s most popular—and profitable—vehicle classes. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Tesla’s new Cybertruck is here," 21 Nov. 2019 So much of Blonde’s magic is in its subtlest expressions—the angular surfaces and the casually cosmic turns of phrase. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 19 Nov. 2019 The city’s rich history and constant growth have created an interesting variety of architectural styles of single-family homes, from classic Victorian-style homes to more angular, modern aesthetics. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "Discover some of Denver’s designer homes just in time for Denver Fashion Week," 7 Nov. 2019 Meanwhile, in the pen, the robots changed direction with the sharp, angular precision of a Broadway ensemble. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "What an Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour Reveals," 4 Nov. 2019 Vernon and his five-piece band (including Jenn Wasner of the Baltimore duo Wye Oak) performed behind angular, cube-like structures that wouldn’t have looked out of place at a Daft Punk concert. Rudi Greenberg, Washington Post, "Bon Iver embraces its arena rock era," 18 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of angular was in the 15th century

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“Angular.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angular. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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angular

adjective
How to pronounce angular (audio)

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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