Definition of burly in English:

burly

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəːli
 
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adjective (burlier, burliest)

Derivatives

burliness

noun
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  • Aaron could only look back at the familiar silvery eyes that had softened, despite the overbearing burliness of the body beneath them, and try and read them.
  • Not an easy thing to do with such an ode to burliness, natch.
  • An odd burliness possessed the feminine body frame as it strode through the student sleeping quarters on silent feet.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'dignified, imposing'): probably from an unrecorded Old English word meaning 'stately, fit for the bower' (see bower1, -ly1).

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