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Definition of the adjective stringy

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Stringy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more stringy / stringier | most stringy / stringiest

  1. lean and sinewy
  2. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
  3. forming viscous or glutinous threads
  4. consisting of or containing string or strings

Alternative definition of the adjective stringy


  1. Being comprised of, or bearing a resemblance to that comprised of, string or strings.


  1. Stringy is a fictional character from the 2002 film City of God.
  2. Stringy is a fictional character from the 1948 film Race Street.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stringy

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Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

a little root : the stringy or fibrous part of the root, which generally terminates the stock or main root, and penetrating into the foil, attracts moisture and nourishment for the support of the vegetable.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

It'sessential toharvest it veryyoung, whenit's at its mildest; the older it gets,the stronger theflavor, and the leaves getting toughand stringy too.For mildest flavor, pick when the leaves are only 3to6 weeks old and the plant is under6 inches high .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 6

Boil four hours, or until stringy. When mixed, it will produce about five gallons and a half. 8 pounds of the best gum animi, 2 gallons of clarified oil, 3'} gallons of turpentine. Boil as usual. To be mixed and strained hot, and put into the former pot ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

stringy selvage See slack selvage. stringy wool Matted wool that often results from poor scouring. Stringy wool is difficult to process. See scouring 1. strip dyeing Denotes ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Pithy, woody, or excessively stringy celery is undesirable. Soft ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

<t6kwt > or <takwt>, possible root or stem //takwt// or //tSkwt//, root meaning unknown but related to DESC stringy <st0tekWtiqW>, strs //s-ta[-C19-]kwt=iq'"//, ABDF ...

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Scrabble value of S1T1R1I1N1G2Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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