thready

adjective
\ˈthre-dē \

Definition of thready 

1 : consisting of or bearing fibers or filaments a thready bark

2a : resembling a thread : filamentous

b : tending to form or draw out into strands : ropy

3 : lacking in fullness, body, or vigor : thin a thready voice

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Other Words from thready

threadiness noun

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Those on the brink of death — pale complexion, thready pulse — got red. Matt Hamilton, latimes.com, "The frantic, bloody hours in a Las Vegas hospital as doctors rushed to save lives," 4 Oct. 2017 Mushrooms grow from a thready substance called mycelia that sits just underground, spreading across a region to encourage growth of the fungi fruit. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Where to Hike to (and Through) the World’s Largest Organisms," 29 Mar. 2017 Mushrooms grow from a thready substance called mycelia that sits just underground, spreading across a region to encourage growth of the fungi fruit. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Where to Hike to (and Through) the World’s Largest Organisms," 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of thready

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thready was in 1597

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thready

adjective
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Medical Definition of thready 

1 : resembling a thread

2 : of, relating to, or being a thready pulse

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