Definition of wiry
1a archaic : made of wireb : resembling wire especially in form and flexibility <the wiry coat of the Irish terrier> <wiry stems>c of sound : produced by or suggestive of the vibration of wire <the violinist … often let his tone go nasal and wiry — D. J. Henahan>
2 : being lean, supple, and vigorous : sinewy <the wiry figure of a long-distance runner — Phoenix Flame>
wirilyplay \ˈwī-rə-lē\ adverb
wirinessplay \ˈwī-rē-nəs\ noun
Examples of wiry in a sentence
a man with long, wiry arms
She was lean and wiry from years of working out.
He has dark, wiry hair.
First Known Use of wiry
WIRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wiry for English Language Learners
: very thin but strong and muscular
: stiff like wire
WIRY Defined for Kids
Definition of wiry for Students
1 : being slender yet strong and muscular
2 : coarse and stiff <wiry hair>
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