brainy

adjective
\ ˈbrā-nē How to pronounce brainy (audio) \
brainier; brainiest

Definition of brainy

: having or showing a well-developed intellect : intelligent

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Other Words from brainy

braininess noun

Examples of brainy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s enough storytelling candy for any fan of period pieces, and Bridgerton is brainy enough to keep viewers glued to the TV even if high-society hijinks aren’t normally their cup of tea. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Bridgerton Star Phoebe Dynevor on Upending the Traditional Costume Drama," 25 Dec. 2020 The brainy birds performed just as well as chimpanzees and orangutans across a broad array of tasks designed to measure intelligence. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Young Ravens Rival Adult Chimps in a Big Test of General Intelligence," 10 Dec. 2020 Glib, sly and brainy, his Tony Stark is a millionaire jerk whom Downey makes endearing. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the ‘universe’?," 26 Sep. 2020 Glib, sly and brainy, his Tony Stark is a millionaire jerk whom Downey makes endearing. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the ‘universe’?," 26 Sep. 2020 Glib, sly and brainy, his Tony Stark is a millionaire jerk whom Downey makes endearing. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the ‘universe’?," 26 Sep. 2020 Glib, sly and brainy, his Tony Stark is a millionaire jerk whom Downey makes endearing. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the ‘universe’?," 26 Sep. 2020 October’s expiring Netflix recommendations include two brainy sci-fi movies from overseas, two Seth Rogen comedies and three adaptations of beloved children’s books. Jason Bailey, New York Times, "Stream These 15 Movies Before They Leave Netflix This Month," 2 Oct. 2020 Glib, sly and brainy, his Tony Stark is a millionaire jerk whom Downey makes endearing. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "With no new Marvel movies for months, why not revisit the best in the ‘universe’?," 26 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of brainy

1845, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Brainy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brainy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for brainy

brainy

adjective
How to pronounce brainy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of brainy

informal : very intelligent

brainy

adjective
\ ˈbrā-nē How to pronounce brainy (audio) \
brainier; brainiest

Kids Definition of brainy

: very smart

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