Meaning of sinewy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪnjuːi/

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  • 1Consisting of or resembling sinews.

    ‘William could feel the statues pressing into his back, their sinewy shapes slithering against his skin.’
    • ‘Gage is 6-4,212 pounds, with long, sinewy legs.’
    • ‘The crowd focuses on Wesley Bunch, a tanned, sinewy mountaineer from Jackson with a massive blond afro.’
    • ‘There's a sinewy onion strand nestled between them.’
    • ‘Comprised of a long sinewy pull followed by a spry frog kick, the pulldown is a holy moment of shrouded watery silence.’
    • ‘Then swiftly pulled it through the sinewy cord, laughing triumphantly he held huge severed equine testicle up for Berdan to see!’
    • ‘As the sinewy red mass ascended through clear fluid, a bizarre blob formed at the tip, broke loose, and floated upward.’
    • ‘Supporting this sinewy armor plate was a rib cage that seemed to have been designed more for a silverback gorilla than a man.’
    • ‘It was served like the others with rice, red and green peppers and onions, but the lamb was sinewy.’
    • ‘Hanger steak is as good as the one in the Paris outpost, sinewy, briny, and full of brash flavor.’
    • ‘There were gobs of fat and sinewy bits throughout the whole rib cut - it was soooo wrong.’
    • ‘It was described as ' sinewy ' and ' packing a punch ' by the medical writer Galen.’
    • ‘This is a magnificent top, the hub of four sinewy ridges that radiate from the summit to form the apex of five huge corries.’
    muscular, well muscled, muscly, brawny, well built, powerfully built, burly, strapping, sturdy, rugged, strong, powerful, broad-shouldered, athletic, well knit, muscle-bound, Herculean, manly
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    1. 1.1(of a person or animal) lean and muscular.
      ‘a short, sinewy, sunburnt man’
      • ‘the language is spare and sinewy’
      • ‘A place where the contours of the land itself forms a kind of sinewy poetry.’
      • ‘Charlton is looking, in language, for something beyond what he calls "the sinewy slippage of language"'.’
      • ‘Her body is a mass of contradictions - strong yet frail-looking, sinewy yet delicate.’
      • ‘First, he did his little purr thing, followed by his sinewy arch thing.’
      • ‘Physically, Close seems wrong: she is pointy of face, sinewy of frame.’
      • ‘The band's 1998 debut Hope Is Important was chock full of sinewy indie-punk riffs.’
      • ‘Drinking his orange juice he watches her flick through a Vogue, stopping to examine the androgynous, sinewy form of some teenage model.’
      • ‘She says protection is the fiercest instinct — sinewy, jagged, unpredictable.’
      • ‘He plunges into each situation without preamble, then utilizes sinewy, staccato prose to snare our attention.’
      • ‘He was a small, sinewy man, 67 years old.’
      • ‘The river is brown, sinewy, convulsing like electrically stimulated muscle.’
      • ‘Viola was a small, sinewy, speedy hurricane, spewing surprises with every contraction.’
      • ‘Rico stretched his arms, sinewy roped muscle rippling beneath the thin, sweaty T-shirt fabric.’
      • ‘With the help of two sinewy coolies next to him, he rose to his feet.’
      • ‘His thin, sinewy frame is a testimony to his inability to earn a decent wage.’
      • ‘He'll bring his sinewy, rhythmic pieces to life on stage with the help of members of the Kalmunity crew.’
      • ‘A spare, sinewy ascetic, he gazes at the crucifix with an emotional intensity unseen in paintings of the early 1470s.’
      • ‘The sinewy first movement, which is the most concise in the whole of Bax's symphonic cycle, packs a powerful punch.’
      • ‘His sinewy body gives him a youthful appearance belying his 56 years.’
      • ‘Inside, a sinewy, mustachioed fellow is tinkering with one of the machines.’