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Definition of "bony" []

  • Of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of bone. (adjective)
  • Having an internal skeleton of bones. (adjective)
  • Full of bones: a bony fillet of fish. (adjective)
  • Having prominent or protruding bones: a bony wrist. (adjective)
  • Lean; scrawny. (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 "bony" in a sentence
  • ""'And where do you think you are going then?' said I." He lifted one little thin bony arm from under his coverlid, and through all the dirt and the pallor of his face the smile of heaven I am sure was on it, as he looked and pointed upward and answered, 'Jesus!'"
  • "And the thing is, that (1) while we know that mammals have pinnae, that doesn’t mean that non-mammalian mammaliaforms did, and (2) it’s well established that basal mammaliaforms like Megazostrodon differed in bony ear anatomy from mammals."
  • "When they had closed the mine, the owners had dumped a couple of truckloads of bony, which is nothing more than the reject stuff from the shakers in the tipple, onto the road to the mine."