burly

adjective bur·ly \ ˈbər-lē \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of burly

burlier; burliest
: strongly and heavily built : husky
  • a burly man

burlily

play \-lə-lē\ adverb

burliness

play \-lē-nəs\ noun

Examples of burly in a Sentence

  1. a burly delivery man brought the furniture

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Origin and Etymology of burly

Middle English


BURLY Defined for English Language Learners

burly

adjective

Definition of burly for English Language Learners

  • of a man : strong and heavy


BURLY Defined for Kids

burly

adjective bur·ly \ ˈbər-lē \

Definition of burly for Students

burlier; burliest
: strongly and heavily built
  • a burly truck driver


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