See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comadjective, string·i·er, string·i·est.
Related formsstring·i·ness, noun
- resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds; a stringy fiber.
- coarsely or toughly fibrous, as meat.
- sinewy or wiry, as a person.
- ropy, as a glutinous liquid.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for stringiness
Stringiness of bark is characteristic of all the cedars, and typical of red cedar.
Add a tablespoonful of water to an egg used for crumbing in order to remove the stringiness.
British Dictionary definitions for stringinessadjective stringier or stringiest
Derived Formsstringily, adverbstringiness, noun
- made of strings or resembling strings
- (of meat, etc) fibrous
- (of a person's build) wiry; sinewy
- (of liquids) forming in strings
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Word Origin and History for stringiness
1660s, from string (n.) + -y (2). Related: Stringiness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper