\ ˈstriŋ-ē How to pronounce stringy (audio) \
stringier; stringiest

Definition of stringy

1a : 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

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stringiness noun

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Examples of stringy in a Sentence

a tough, stringy piece of meat stringy hair that clearly needs a good washing
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First Known Use of stringy

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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\ ˈstriŋ-ē How to pronounce stringy (audio) \
stringier; stringiest

Kids Definition of stringy

: containing, consisting of, or like string stringy meat stringy hair

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Nglish: Translation of stringy for Spanish Speakers


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