adjective, thread·i·er, thread·i·est.
- threadneedle street,
- thready pulse,
Origin of thready
Examples from the Web for thready
The pulse of the moribund state is nearly always small, very rapid (130-150), and thready, without force or fulness.
Here is a version by Mr. Hodgson—how the shrill, thready voice of my dear old nurse rings in my ears, while reading the original!Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
If he had hurt the man badly, the pulse would have been thready and unsteady.The Caves of Fear|John Blaine
We all three felt his pulse first—it was distinct, though small and thready, and his heart had its usual beating.Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems|W.E. Aytoun
The fibers of the maguey fairly flew through his hands, and higher and wider grew the pile of thready stuff at his left.A Prince of Anahuac|James A. Porter