sinewy

adjective sin·ewy \ ˈsin-yə-wē also ˈsi-nə- \

Definition of sinewy

1 :full of sinews: such as
a :tough, stringy
  • sinewy meat
b :strong
  • sinewy arms
2 :marked by the strength of sinews
  • a demanding sinewy intelligence
  • —Helen Dudar

Examples of sinewy in a Sentence

  1. The lion has a sinewy body.

  2. a sinewy piece of meat

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First Known Use of sinewy

14th century


SINEWY Defined for English Language Learners

sinewy

adjective

Definition of sinewy for English Language Learners

  • : having strong and lean muscles

  • : tough and difficult to cut or chew


SINEWY Defined for Kids

sinewy

adjective sin·ewy \ ˈsin-yə-wē \

Definition of sinewy for Students

1 :strong 1, powerful
  • sinewy arms
2 :full of tendons :tough, stringy
  • a sinewy piece of meat


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