burly

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adjective bur·ly \ˈbər-lē\

Definition of burly

burlier

;

burliest

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of burly

Middle English


First Known Use: 13th century


BURLY Defined for English Language Learners

burly

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adjective bur·ly \ˈbər-lē\

Definition of burly for English Language Learners

  • of a man : strong and heavy


BURLY Defined for Kids

burly

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adjective bur·ly \ˈbər-lē\

Definition of burly for Students

burlier

burliest

  1. :  strongly and heavily built <a burly truck driver>



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