Examples of skeletal in a Sentence
The archaeologist found skeletal remains.
She was skeletal after her illness.
Recent Examples of skeletal from the Web
The skeletal remains of an unidentified person were located and investigators began processing the scene, the release says.
The music favors doleful minor keys and skeletal harmonies.
The study’s lead author argues that both are irreplaceable for skeletal health but should be consumed in the form of foods like milk, fruits, beans, and vegetables rather than in pill form.
The trees will rest, their sap stilled and their branches dancing with a dry skeletal clatter in the cold breezes.
Photos published by the military showed the grave being exhumed and multiple skeletal remains.
The pier’s slow demise has become popular with photographers from around the world, who see art in its skeletal ruins juxtaposed against coastal sunrises and midnight skies.
The Missoulian reports that Missoula police launched an investigation after a cleaning crew found the box containing the skeletal remains when the former tenant was evicted from the property.
Steel pipe provides skeletal support, but the tape does the work.
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First Known Use of skeletal
Synonymscadaverous, gaunt, haggard, emaciated, wasted
Related Wordsbony (also boney), lank, lanky, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, sinewy, skinny, spare, thin; starved, underfed, undernourished; famished, hungry, starving; shriveled (or shrivelled), withered, wizened
Near Antonymsbeefy, brawny, burly, fit, hale, healthy, hearty, husky; chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, heavyset, obese, overweight, plump, portly, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, stocky, thickset, tubby; flabby, soft
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