- 1(Of hair) long, limp, and straight: the man had lank, brown, greasy hairMore example sentences
- My hair was lank and dull, I was very thin, brown pigmentation began to spread up my arms and on my cheeks; I was depressingly unattractive.
- She belongs round the back of the bike sheds, her hair is lank, her eyes are usually dull, and she is not expected to be a high-achiever academically.
- He has lank hair, with a receding hairline, and nice hands.
- 2(Of a person) lanky: he sprawled his long, lank figure over a chairMore example sentences
- First of all, his lank, angular appearance combined with his monotone voice and gloomy disposition aren't very soothing and reassuring.
- He was thin and dark as the world itself, like a plant stuck in the shadows, growing tall and lank, reaching for the sun that was just a little higher… always a little higher out of reach of the Dark.
- The man, now 25 years old, was lank and thin, bound to a bed by the wrists and ankles, his mouth sealed with electrical tape.
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- Hmmm, I guess what I'm seeing now is how he'd really look without the help of on-screen make-up, and with what's left of his hair uncombed and flapping lankly.
- He was very tall and muscular and bronzed and lightly tattooed, with long blond hair that hung lankly down his back.
- He has grown up into a lean, furtive young man; his hair flopping lankly over a sharp fox's nose.