stringy

adjective \ ˈstriŋ-ē \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of stringy

stringier; stringiest
1 a :containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string
  • stringy hair
b :lean and sinewy in build :wiry
2 :capable of being drawn out to form a string :ropy
  • a stringy precipitate

stringiness

noun

Examples of stringy in a Sentence

  1. a tough, stringy piece of meat

  2. stringy hair that clearly needs a good washing

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First Known Use of stringy

1662

stringy Synonyms

Synonyms
fibrous
Related Words
knotty, ropy (also ropey), thready; sinewy, wiry

STRINGY Defined for English Language Learners

stringy

adjective

Definition of stringy for English Language Learners

  • : containing long, thin pieces that are like string and that are hard to chew

  • of hair : long, thin, and dirty

  • : having long, thin muscles


STRINGY Defined for Kids

stringy

adjective \ ˈstriŋ-ē \

Definition of stringy for Students

stringier; stringiest
:containing, consisting of, or like string
  • stringy meat
  • stringy hair


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