\ 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 These were not fleshy or veiny toys, in keeping with the CTA’s rules. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Sex-Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES," 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, "Navigating Tradition and Tourism in Papua New Guinea," 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, "Torah that survived Nazis helps Newport's Chabad Center mark Yom Kippur," 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, "I Stopped Hating the Huge Scar on My Leg and Started Wearing Shorts," 17 Aug. 2017 Swiss chard: thick, veiny leaves with accents of red, orange, yellow and purple. Uyeta Landscape And Maintenance, The Seattle Times, "Design a fall garden for all of your senses," 28 July 2017 Remove the dark veiny thing that runs the length of the tail, then go to town. Paula Forbes, GQ, "How to Eat Lobster Without Looking Like an Idiot," 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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The first known use of veiny was in 1611

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“Veiny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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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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