Definition of brawny in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔːni/

adjective (brawnier, brawniest)

Physically strong; muscular: a great brawny brute Gordon had brawny tattooed arms
More example sentences
  • Two strong, brawny arms reached down and went under the vampire's back.
  • The man facing them was taller than both by a few inches, and had strong, brawny arms.
  • Avery looked to see a brawny, muscular man walking their way.
strong, as strong as an ox, muscular, well muscled, muscly, muscle-bound, well built, powerfully built, powerful, mighty, Herculean, strapping, burly, robust, sturdy, husky, lusty, sinewy, well knit, rugged;
bulky, hefty, meaty, solid, solidly built
informal beefy, hunky, hulking, ripped, shredded
North American informal buff
US informal jacked
dated stalwart
literary thewy, stark



Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔːnɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • He made it very clear that his superhuman brawniness was what he wished his political future to be built on, and the people voted for it.
  • The buildings would always hold an admirable brawniness: thick and dark while the night crawlers of all types were sucking down on bottles of booze, rioting in the shadows, or just trying to have a good time.
  • A Byzantine chalice, Bible, or wood carving has a kind of heft, a hand-made brawniness.

Words that rhyme with brawny

corny, horny, lawny, mulligatawny, scrawny, tawny, thorny

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