[ thred-ee ]
/ ˈθrɛd i /

adjective, thread·i·er, thread·i·est.

consisting of or resembling a thread or threads; fibrous; filamentous.
stringy or viscid, as a liquid.
(of the pulse) thin and feeble.
(of sound, the voice, etc.) lacking fullness; weak; feeble.

Origin of thready

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at thread, -y1


thread·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thready

/ (ˈθrɛdɪ) /

adjective threadier or threadiest

of, relating to, or resembling a thread or threads
med (of the pulse) barely perceptible; weak; fine
sounding thin, weak, or reedya thready tenor

Derived forms of thready

threadiness, noun
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