muscular

adjective mus·cu·lar \ ˈməs-kyə-lər \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of muscular

1 a : of, relating to, or constituting muscle
b : of, relating to, or performed by the muscles
2 : having well-developed musculature
3 a : of or relating to physical strength : brawny
b : having strength of expression or character : vigorous
  • muscular prose
c : characterized by forcefulness or resolve
  • muscular foreign policy
d : full-bodied
  • muscular wines

muscularity

play \ˌməs-kyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun

muscularly

play \ˈməs-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb

Examples of muscular in a Sentence

  1. He has a muscular physique.

  2. His legs are very muscular.

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First Known Use of muscular

1670

in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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MUSCULAR Defined for English Language Learners

muscular

Definition of muscular for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to muscles

  • : having large and strong muscles


MUSCULAR Defined for Kids

muscular

adjective mus·cu·lar \ ˈmə-skyə-lər \

Definition of muscular for Students

1 : of, relating to, or done by the muscles
  • muscular strength
  • muscular activity
2 : having large and strong muscles
  • muscular legs
  • a muscular athlete

Medical Dictionary

muscular

adjective mus·cu·lar \ ˈməs-kyə-lər \

medical Definition of muscular

1 a : of, relating to, or constituting muscle
b : of, relating to, or performed by the muscles
2 : having well-developed musculature

muscularly

play \ˈməs-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb


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