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wiry

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɪri; ˈwaɪəri/

Translation of wiry in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (wirier, wiriest)

  • 1.1 [person] enjuto y nervudo
    Example sentences
    • I turned around to face him, doing everything I could not to gawk at his lean, wiry figure.
    • A thin wiry man was sitting at the counter, downing a bottle of beer.
    • He was a small, spare, wiry man, highly intelligent, with unusual gifts of persuasion and leadership.
    1.2 [hair] áspero, hirsuto
    Example sentences
    • He had long, wiry black hair, and a bristly goatee-beard-mustache combination around his lower face.
    • She settled into her bedroll and ran a slender hand through the mass of wiry black hair atop her head, pulling it back into a ponytail.
    • His dark eyes sparkled with life and amusement from the mass of black wiry hair that covered his face.

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