Definition of muscular
2 : having well-developed musculature
3a : of or relating to physical strength : brawnyb : having strength of expression or character : vigorous muscular prosec : characterized by forcefulness or resolve muscular foreign policyd : full-bodied muscular wines
muscularityplay \ˌməs-kyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun
muscularlyplay \ˈməs-kyə-lər-lē\ adverb
Examples of muscular in a Sentence
He has a muscular physique.
His legs are very muscular.
Recent Examples of muscular from the Web
The sweet-natured boy was in 2014 diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Tall, muscular, there's actually 40 pounds less of Bowens than there once was.
The Trump administration wants to be seen as having a muscular foreign policy, Kavulich said, and making better deals than the Obama administration.
The couple then had a daughter, Karen, in 1971, who was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that halted her intellectual and muscular development as a baby.
The suspect was described as a male, 20 to 30 years old, about 6 foot tall with a muscular build, wearing glasses, blue jeans and a dark blue shirt.
Since the legs account for 65 percent of the throwing motion, systemic (cardiovascular) and local muscle fatigue (muscular endurance) can spell the downfall of the best MLB pitcher - much less a 9-14 year old kid.
Its flavors are dense but balanced, with a firm grip of tannin and a meaty, muscular finish.
After six months of shock incarceration camp, John comes out thinner, more muscular, in fact in the best shape he's ever been in.
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First Known Use of muscular
MUSCULAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of muscular for English Language Learners
: of or relating to muscles
: having large and strong muscles
MUSCULAR Defined for Kids
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
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