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small-boned Syllabification: small-boned

Definition of small-boned in English:


(Of a person or animal) of smaller than average build: a delicate, small-boned young woman
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  • All the time he flits like a bird, small-boned and wiry, his voice a soft, hypnotic chant.
  • Small-boned, with a shock of crinkly blonde hair and a throaty, mischievous laugh, Nina Fonaroff was one of a nucleus of adventuresome, mid-twentieth century American choreographers.
  • He was small-boned, dapper, his power of stroke deriving from strong wrists and an exquisite sense of timing.

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