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scrawny

Saltos de línea: scrawny
Pronunciación: /ˈskrɔːni
 
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Definición de scrawny en inglés:

adjetivo (scrawnier, scrawniest)

1(Of a person or animal) unattractively thin and bony: he had a scrawny physique and a protuberant Adam’s apple she was small and scrawny and the sinews in her neck stood out
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Inside the gas station, Tom talks to George, who is a thin, blond-haired, scrawny fellow.
  • She was scrawny, dangerously thin some said, and stiff, as though her bones ached.
  • He left the office and road hard for a while before arriving at a ranch, where he was greeted by a tall and scrawny man with a long, thin mustache.
Sinónimos
1.1(Of vegetation) meagre or stunted: straggly trees and occasional tufts of scrawny grass
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They lie on pavements, sheltering from the sun under scrawny trees.
  • Unable to find it she sank down and sat on the ground with her back against two scrawny trees.

Origen

mid 19th century: variant of dialect scranny; compare with archaic scrannel 'weak, feeble' (referring to sound).

Derivados

scrawniness

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • I must say, despite his scrawniness, Solastian is very strong… and perceptive.
  • Her shoulders, her bosom do not have that scrawniness characteristic of female dancers whose whole weight seems to have descended into their legs.

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Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
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