Definition of innards in English:


Syllabification: in·nards
Pronunciation: /ˈinərdz


  • 1Entrails.
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    • Haggis traditionally contains sheep innards such as lungs and hearts, and this dish is clearly not for those whose stomachs are of a delicate disposition.
    • Grasp the squid's head and innards as far inside the body as you can; pull gently.
    • Hill struggled under the horse's weight, the stench of burnt flesh and innards assaulting his nose like a locomotive.
    entrails, internal organs, viscera, intestines, bowels, guts
    informal insides
  • 1.1Internal workings (of a device or machine).
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    • The strings drone and yawn as if they were the innards of some great machine that makes everything turn.
    • But when you're done you can see the innards of the machine while you use it.
    • He had a special key to do this and only he was allowed to fiddle with the innards of the machines.
    (inner) workings, mechanism, machinery, components, parts


early 19th century: representing a dialect pronunciation of inwards, used as a noun.

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