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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Both the Fang Family Plugin House and the Huang Family Plugin House are in the typical Plugin style— angular, white additions that affix to the sides and ceilings of crumbling ruins. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Prefab ‘plug-in houses’ help revitalize dilapidated buildings," 18 Dec. 2018 Its procession of march rhythms, dark woodwind colorings and angular piano interjections has a cinematic quality that suggests Price’s early work as an organist for silent films. Brian Wise, WSJ, "Florence Price in Concert and on Disc: A Harvest of Rediscovery," 5 Dec. 2018 The design is sort of hybrid of zen retreat and dreamy luxury, immersing shoppers in a world of greenery and natural oak floors, paired with formal angular windows framed by inclined, folding plaster. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Bottega Veneta Just Opened Their Futuristic Six-Story Tokyo Flagship," 8 Dec. 2018 While there may not be a rulebook for creating such a sculpture, Libeskind’s geometric and angular style helped inform his blueprints for the project. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "How Architect Daniel Libeskind Redesigned the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Star," 15 Nov. 2018 According to Lockheed Martin's Peter Iosifidis, manager of the company's Low Boom Flight Demonstrator program, the angular design is paramount in helping the aircraft achieve max speed. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Lockheed Martin Has Started Building NASA's X-59 Experimental Supersonic Jet," 20 Nov. 2018 Snapchat, which has a younger user base, comes with a wide range of filters that will make a person’s skin look smoother, their eyelashes longer or their face more angular. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Snapchat surgery: disturbing trend of patients wanting to look 'filtered' seen by doctors," 9 Aug. 2018 For example, in 2016 the towering, angular, anodized aluminum Sumida Hokusai Museum opened, featuring the work of famed Edo-era artist Katsushika Hokusai, who died in 1849. The Seattle Times, "From ancient to post-modern: Get art smart in Tokyo," 22 Oct. 2018 Kuma arranged 29 used shipping containers into an angular, two-story building complete with drive-thru. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This new Starbucks is made from 29 shipping containers," 8 Oct. 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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