thready

adjective
\ ˈthre-dē How to pronounce thready (audio) \

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

Other Words from thready

threadiness noun

Examples of thready in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simard’s transformative contribution to arboreal science has been to explain the function of mycorrhizal networks—a webbing of thready fungi, reticulated through and expanding beyond tree roots, fastening trees to one another in the soil. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 17 June 2021 Similar to Sporothrix, Coccidioides has two forms, starting with a thready, fragile one that exists in soil and breaks apart when soil is disturbed. Maryn Mckenna, Scientific American, 19 May 2021 Many patients, despite a thready pulse and low blood pressure, did not appear to be in clinical shock. Jennet Conant, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2020 Those on the brink of death — pale complexion, thready pulse — got red. Matt Hamilton, latimes.com, 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, 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, 29 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of thready

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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