Definition of atomy in English:


Syllabification: at·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˈatəmē

noun (plural atomies)

  • A skeleton or emaciated body.
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    • How could the graceful Countess Olivia fall in love with a little puerile atomy who stutters and stumbles?


late 16th century: from anatomy, taken as an atomy.

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