\ 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 Just inside, standing sentry, are two life-size Madame Tussauds–style figures of stereotypical twentieth-century flashers, replete with trench coats and veiny organs that jut from their trouser flies. Sam Lipsyte, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Design-wise, the space—done up by Thomas Juul-Hansen—is an absolute delight, styled in shades of pink with veiny gray marble flooring. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 6 Apr. 2022 He was drawn to spinach in particular because its veiny structure is ideal for supplying oxygen and nutrients to heart cells, as well as for flushing out metabolic waste. Raleigh Mcelvery, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Nov. 2021 Quartz counters, especially ones with open veiny patterns, lead the field, and are what almost 75 percent of KB buyers choose. Marni Jameson,, 19 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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

Medical Definition of veiny

: full of veins : marked by conspicuous veins veiny legs

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