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lank

Pronunciation: /læŋk/

Translation of lank in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [hair] lacio; [figure] desgarbado, larguirucho [colloquial/familiar]
    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.
    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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