\ ˈvā-nē How to pronounce veiny (audio) \

Definition of veiny

: full of veins : noticeably veined veiny hands

Examples of veiny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Italian marble countertops are crystalline but not too veiny. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer,, 28 Oct. 2020 These were not fleshy or veiny toys, in keeping with the CTA’s rules. Lauren Goode, Wired, 8 Jan. 2020 There are few signs of habitation—a home on stilts, a thread of blue smoke—but with no roads, these hamlets are marooned, save for a veiny network of paths leading to the sea. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 May 2018 On Thursday, Mintz opened the scroll to Leviticus and showed how its veiny parchment, though speckled with time, was repaired. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, 28 Sep. 2017 My parents were there for me, taking me for support hose to help compress the veins and makeup to hide them (never worked; my leg just looked veiny and makeup-covered), all the while working feverishly to figure out what was going on with my leg. Abby Langer, SELF, 17 Aug. 2017 Swiss chard: thick, veiny leaves with accents of red, orange, yellow and purple. Uyeta Landscape And Maintenance, The Seattle Times, 28 July 2017 Remove the dark veiny thing that runs the length of the tail, then go to town. Paula Forbes, GQ, 22 July 2017

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First Known Use of veiny

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veiny

vein entry 1 + -y entry 1

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“Veiny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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\ ˈvā-nē How to pronounce veiny (audio) \

Medical Definition of veiny

: full of veins : marked by conspicuous veins veiny legs

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