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thready

[thred-ee] /ˈθrɛd i/
adjective, threadier, threadiest.
1.
consisting of or resembling a thread or threads; fibrous; filamentous.
2.
stringy or viscid, as a liquid.
3.
(of the pulse) thin and feeble.
4.
(of sound, the voice, etc.) lacking fullness; weak; feeble.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see thread, -y1
Related forms
threadiness, noun
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Examples from the web for thready
  • His pulse was thready and fast, his belly distended, his bowel ominously silent.
  • As respiratory stress increases, the skin appears cyanotic and the pulse is fast and thready.
  • The patient was comatose with muscular rigidity and a thready pulse on admission.
British Dictionary definitions for thready

thready

/ˈθrɛdɪ/
adjective threadier, threadiest
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a thread or threads
2.
(med) (of the pulse) barely perceptible; weak; fine
3.
sounding thin, weak, or reedy: a thready tenor
Derived Forms
threadiness, noun
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