wirily

wiry

[wahyuhr-ee]
adjective, wirier, wiriest.
1.
made of wire.
2.
in the form of wire.
3.
resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.: wiry grass.
4.
lean and sinew: a wiry little person.
5.
produced by or resembling the sound of a vibrating wire: wiry tones.

Origin:
1580–90; wire + -y1

wirily, adverb
wiriness, noun
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wiry (ˈwaɪərɪ)
 
adj , wirier, wiriest
1.  (of people or animals) slender but strong in constitution
2.  made of or resembling wire, esp in stiffness: wiry hair
3.  (of a sound) produced by or as if by a vibrating wire
 
'wirily
 
adv
 
'wiriness
 
n

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wiry wir·y (wīr'ē)
adj. wir·i·er, wir·i·est

  1. Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness.

  2. Sinewy and lean.

  3. Filiform and hard. Used of a pulse.

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