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Definition of "stringy" [string•y]

  • Consisting of, resembling, or containing strings or a string. (adjective)
  • Slender and sinewy; wiry. (adjective)
  • Forming strings, as a viscous liquid; ropy. (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 "stringy" in a sentence
  • "Cabbage has always been there: pale and limp when boiled with corned beef or in stringy nest of tangy sauerkraut."
  • "The timber chiefly box, with some few trees of another species of eucalyptus called stringy bark, and cypress."
  • "She had little color, and her black hair was "stringy" -- which she hated!"