- 1(Of an object, outline, or shape) having angles or sharp corners: angular chairs Adam’s angular black handwritingMore example sentences
- The odd and heavy feel of the wad of notes that his uncle had given to him was gone, but now in the money's place was a small box, soft and velvety to the touch, yet sharp and angular at the corners.
- Peck used locally quarried andesite, a brittle stone that fractures into sharp, angular shapes and has a sparkly surface.
- One shape should be sharp, angular and synthetic, while the other is soft, rounded and biomorphic.
- 1.1(Of a person or part of their body) lean and having a prominent bone structure: her angular faceMore example sentences
- Their green faces were pinched and angular, with massive black eyes and tiny sharp teeth.
- Janssen, though beautiful, has no soft edges - her face is angular, her nose sharp, her amazing figure more sculpted than curved.
- A young man, his angular features sharp as if whittled by a knife, led the self-criticism.
- 1.2(Of a person’s way of moving) not flowing smoothly; awkward or jerky: his movements were stiff and angular • figurative the music is angular and sardonicMore example sentences
- The cast bursts into and out of the wings with jerky, angular jumps, as if someone were pulling hard on their strings.
- The dance consisted of jerky, angular movements which frequently gave way to Kwan's fluid ease.
- I'd imagine it would look something like the Elaine Benes full-body seizure, so jerky and angular that you can't help but cheer.
- 2chiefly Physics Denoting physical properties or quantities measured with reference to or by means of an angle, especially those associated with rotation: angular accelerationMore example sentences
- This ion has a single electron in its outer shell and its first excited energy level is split into a doublet as a result of interactions between the orbital and spin angular momenta of the electron.
- The gyroscopes sense angular motion by measuring the Coriolis effect induced by rotation, using a vibrating MEMS structure.
- Typically the driver turns the runners less than 5° to produce a lateral force on the front runners and an angular acceleration.
- 3 Astrology Located in or relating to one of the houses that begin at the four cardinal points.More example sentences
- Many planets of one person's chart fall into the angular houses of the other's natal chart.
- With his angular Mars, 8th house Moon and Scorpio Sun, George S. Patton was born to take no prisoners.
- Those planets that are highlighted by having many aspects, hard aspects, in angular houses or outer planet conjunctions are good indicators of conflict.
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- At times, the dancers appear to be flying or diving; at others, they move with the spasmodic angularity attributed to robots, their faces expressionless masks.
- This face looks best in finer frames that don't draw attention to any heaviness or angularity.
- The rhythmic angularity of the recontextualized rift imparts a temporary sense of disorientation that subverts the song's forward momentum.
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- But Mrs Rocatti better arrive soon, before Dundee's angularly athletic goalkeeper earns himself a move elsewhere.
- Irradiation of aminolevulinic acid/protoporphyrin IX-sensitized cells with 10 J cm - 2 of 514 nm light led to pronounced changes in angularly resolved light scattering consistent with mitochondrial swelling.
- Hence, tests were one-tailed. t-Tests were performed on angularly transformed O allele frequencies with each population mean taken as a datum (n = 3 populations/selection regime).
late Middle English (as an astrological term): from Latin angularis, from angulus (see angle1).