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stringy

[string-ee] /ˈstrɪŋ i/
adjective, stringier, stringiest.
1.
resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces:
stringy weeds; a stringy fiber.
2.
coarsely or toughly fibrous, as meat.
3.
sinewy or wiry, as a person.
4.
ropy, as a glutinous liquid.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; string + -y1
Related forms
stringiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stringiness

stringy

/ˈstrɪŋɪ/
adjective stringier, stringiest
1.
made of strings or resembling strings
2.
(of meat, etc) fibrous
3.
(of a person's build) wiry; sinewy
4.
(of liquids) forming in strings
Derived Forms
stringily, adverb
stringiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stringiness

stringy

adj.

1660s, from string (n.) + -y (2). Related: Stringiness.

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