\ 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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Remove the seeds and stringy fibers with a metal spoon or ice cream scoop. Karen Berner, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree to Use In Your Favorite Fall Recipes," 18 July 2018 And that tougher end can turn out stringy or woody when cooked. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Asparagus still rolling in — so many reasons to love it," 10 June 2018 After several hours in the oven, it's overcooked, dried out, and stringy. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Split-Roasted Turkey Buried in Herbs," 27 Nov. 2013 Using a vegetable peeler, remove the stringy outer layer of the rhubarb and scrape the stalks to about the thickness of your frangipane layer. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 My favorite shop for local cheeses, including stringy majdouli and salty akkawi, is at the end of that road. John Gregory-smith, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Lebanon, Let Food Be Your Guide," 16 Oct. 2018 Her character is apparently a fan of the wet look, with stringy bangs and choppy layers hanging in front of her eyes at all times. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Watch Ruby Rose Test Drive a Mullet Via Our Virtual Photoshop Makeover," 1 Aug. 2018 At six foot and five inches, Dzyuba isn’t quite the stringy presence that Crouch’s six foot seven represents., "Surprise World Cup Stars: Artem Dzyuba – The Russian Peter Crouch With an Infectious Smile," 9 July 2018 Next, strain it over a large pitcher, pressing on the solids with a rubber spatula to extract as much juice as possible, and discarding any stringy bits. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Make This Salted Watermelon Juice and Then Turn It into a Margarita, You Wizard You," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of stringy

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of stringy

: containing long, thin pieces that are like string and that are hard to chew
of hair : long, thin, and dirty
: having long, thin muscles


\ 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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