\ ˈlimd How to pronounce limbed (audio) \

Definition of limbed

: having limbs especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination strong-limbed

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Recent Examples on the Web In the long-limbed first movement, the solo violin traces one idea after another (Adams once compared this to Indian raga) in an ever-evolving, never-ending melody. Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Elfman turned loose-limbed for the length of the number to go full-on sinister-Cab-Calloway. Chris Willman, Variety, 1 Nov. 2021 Its three-spoke steering wheel jostles with non-stop feedback and the chassis feels up on its toes, loose-limbed yet unerringly accurate. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2021 For a long-limbed and active defender who, as Udoka referenced, can guard four positions, that kind of shooting was more than adequate. Sean Deveney, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Through three seasons, the rangy, long-limbed linebacker has thrived in defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus’ defense, reaching the Pro Bowl twice and being named a First-Team All Pro twice. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Aug. 2021 And while braking and cornering abilities are relatively modest, the car feels loose-limbed and superbly balanced, coupling impressive traction with a playful eagerness to drift. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 30 July 2021 By contrast, the movie’s Gawain, played with loose-limbed, charming incorrigibility by Dev Patel, is untested, unknown, and a bit of a ne’er-do-well. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 The subjects of So's glimmering, loose-limbed collection hardly share his privileges — the college-prep classes and rec-room comforts of a safe suburban life. Leah Greenblatt,, 20 July 2021

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First Known Use of limbed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Limbed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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