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 In the first movement, the quartets pass sharp and angular lines, swooping, even aggressive, pitch slides and gritty rhythms among themselves, while the bass provides pizzicati. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "From Buenos Aires to Florence: Dallas Chamber Music Society concert covered a lot of ground," 17 Nov. 2020 Daniels was a strong but angular 215-pound wide receiver at Freedom. Mitch Stephens, SFChronicle.com, "Former Freedom football coach Kevin Hartwig watches players blossom in college, NFL," 13 Nov. 2020 The new, tiny car (which is made of wood) features the same kinetic cube lamp design, which is the reason for it’s slightly angular look, except it’s much, much smaller. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "Hyundai Just Made an Electric Car for Kids That Can Read Their Emotions," 5 Nov. 2020 Next year is right across the wondrous Lefty O’Doul drawbridge, all girders and steel beams, as angular as the Mission Street towers are sleek. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "Walk with me — through old and new San Francisco," 31 Oct. 2020 His angular cheekbones are heirlooms from his grandmother. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Pharrell Dives Into the Beauty Business," 12 Nov. 2020 The slender 6-5 point guard is a responsible passer, an angular player who sees the floor well and keeps defenses honest thanks to his respectable shooting from 2- and 3-point range (59.2 and 41.9%, respectively). Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mock drafts take a shot at where Wisconsinite Tyrese Haliburton will get drafted," 9 Nov. 2020 Inside, there is a wide, horizontal, and angular dash that takes the futuristic design of e-tron SUV to the next level. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2022 Audi RS e-tron GT Charges after the Taycan," 6 Nov. 2020 Nannette, with her plain, angular face and hawklike eyes, wasn’t beautiful or highborn. Patricia Morrisroe, New York Times, "The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of angular

circa 1525, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for angular

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French angulaire, borrowed from Latin angulāris "situated at the corner, having angles or corners," from angulus "corner, angle entry 1" + -āris -ar

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The first known use of angular was circa 1525

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9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Angular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angular. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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 angular (audio) \ noun, plural angularities
angularly adverb

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