Definition of angular
1a : forming an angle : sharp-corneredb : having one or more angles
2 : measured by an angle angular distance
3a : stiff in character or manner : lacking smoothness or graceb : lean and having prominent bone structure
Examples of angular in a Sentence
He has an angular face.
She's a tall, angular girl.
The house is low and angular.
Recent Examples of angular from the Web
Residents of Miami Beach and visitors to the island city know the garage because of its unique design with protruding angular columns.
Good players and quality coaches don’t always align perfectly, and in this case the Wolves have opted to exchange Rubio’s more extreme, angular game for a plainer, more balanced alternative.
The multilevel roof deck was re-coated with a laminate, and the angular home’s gray exterior was re-stuccoed a warm terra cotta.
The pop-up headlights, angular nose, four-door-sedan style, and gaping grille at the front are all incredibly rare.
As angular momentum is conserved while the cloud shrinks, the resulting baby star should be spinning very fast, according to the laws of physics.
All three guys in the booth are wearing black angular tiger helmets with light-up eyes.
The waters of McCovey Cove slosh and splash just 24 feet beyond right field here at AT&T Park, beyond the towering, angular brick walk, beyond the sidewalk filled with pedestrians on a sunny afternoon.
Like Mills, Douglas has a strong, angular frame, standing 6-2 and 209 pounds.
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Origin and Etymology of angular
Middle French or Latin; Middle French angulaire, from Latin angularis, from angulus angle
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ANGULAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of angular for English Language Learners
: having little flesh so that the shapes of your bones can be seen : thin and bony
: having one or more angles
ANGULAR Defined for Kids
Definition of angular for Students
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
Medical Definition of angular
1a: having an angle or anglesb: 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
angularity\ˌaŋ-gyə-ˈlar-ə-tē\play noun plural
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