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Definition of "sinewy" [sin•ew•y]

  • Consisting of or resembling sinews. (adjective)
  • Having many sinews; stringy and tough: a sinewy cut of beef. (adjective)
  • Lean and muscular. See Synonyms at muscular. (adjective)
  • Strong and vigorous: sinewy prose. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sinewy" in a sentence
  • "I intend to discuss just that in sinewy masculine prose."
  • "The style of its wines—sometimes described as sinewy and linear, with aromas of raspberry or earthy notes—taste like no other and, in terms of a comparison scale, they are a long way from Australia's Barossa Shiraz."
  • "It was what might be termed a sinewy, knotty strength, of the kind we ascribe to lean and wiry men, but which, in him, because of his heavy build, partook more of the enlarged gorilla order."