angular

adjective
an·gu·lar | \ ˈaŋ-gyə-lər \

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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And, finally, Tatuna Nikolaishvili has been around since 2003, whose womenswear boasts angular proportions that subvert traditional expectations. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Georgia Is the Wildest Country in Fashion," 24 May 2018 The outside of the stage — angular, cream-colored, with resemblances to large tiling — focused the eye’s attention on the performer, framing him within unobtrusively sharp lines. Jon M. Gilbertson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DJ Diplo christens Summerfest's rebuilt U.S. Cellular Connection Stage on a chilly night," 23 June 2018 He is decked out in his Nevada best — tan cowboy hat, black leather boots and vest, a silver bolo tie in the angular shape of the state of Nevada. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter Four: The Gospel of Bundy," 18 May 2018 Despite his angular good looks, Stepansky is actually a sound designer by training, with a solid record of off-screen credits including Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi's Cannes prize-winner The Tribe. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Volcano': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 13 July 2018 Markle wore it with a simple white T-shirt underneath, and carried a little Givenchy bag with her, which was equally angular. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "Meghan Markle’s Best Outfits in Ireland: An Explainer," 11 July 2018 The through line in a DeWitt story, such as there is one, is always angular and unpredictable. Brittany Allen, Longreads, "Getting Tricked by Helen DeWitt," 9 July 2018 Every feature is cut into the phone with a sharp angular design, and there was no way this phone was leaving the ROG factory without a light-up RGB logo on the back and configurable lighting schemes. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Asus’ insane gaming phone has 3 USB ports, clip-on cooling fan," 4 June 2018 The angular funk and sultry pop of the veteran Austin, Texas, band matched the blazing conditions. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Middle of the Map opening night: a few setbacks, a sultry show from Spoon," 30 June 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 \

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 \

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 \ noun plural -ties
angularly adverb

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