Examples of skeleton in a Sentence
They found the fossil skeleton of a mastodon.
He hung a plastic skeleton on the door for Halloween.
She was a skeleton after her illness.
Only the charred skeleton of the house remained after the fire.
We saw a skeleton of the report before it was published.
Recent Examples of skeleton from the Web
The famed soldiers chorus, for example, is played for irony, with grinning animated skeletons dancing across screens framing a zombie-like parade of the walking dead, in direct contradiction of what Gounod’s triumphant music is telling us.
The rectangular locker room last year at Verizon Center in Washington D.C. felt like a closet holding all of Ohio State's skeletons.
Apparently intended to eventually have twin belfries and a domed roof, the chapel was never completed and today is a mere skeleton that sits open to the elements.
Its polished steel pinstripes caught the passing taillights, and the skeleton of smoky steel merged with the advancing dusk.
According to a University of Cambridge press release, the skeleton belongs to a woman who lived in the Bahamas sometime between the 8th and 10th centuries.
The discovery was far from a full skeleton: just part of a left foot and leg.
This technology shows the human body in various states of dissection, such as the skeleton pictured here.
Cheddar Man's complete skeleton has been lent to the museum and is currently on display.
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Origin and Etymology of skeleton
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
First Known Use of skeleton
SKELETON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skeleton for English Language Learners
: having the smallest possible number of people who can get a job done
SKELETON Defined for Kids
Definition of skeleton for Students
- the steel skeleton of a building
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