stringy

adjective
\ˈstriŋ-ē \
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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Other Words from stringy

stringiness noun

Synonyms for stringy

Synonyms

fibrous

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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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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. SI.com, "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 Use a vegetable peeler to remove the stringy bits from the celery. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Tasty chicken dinner comes with a bonus: No cleanup," 19 Mar. 2018 This grilled tenderloin was tender and supremely juicy, nothing close to stringy as a result of being marinated in plastic for far too long. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "I’m Sick and Tired of People Hating on Pork Tenderloin," 12 June 2018 Falstaff’s stringy gray hair is vainly tossed about. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater and a 'Henry IV' worthy of applause," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of stringy

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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stringy

adjective

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

stringy

adjective
\ˈstriŋ-ē \
stringier; stringiest

Kids Definition of stringy

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

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