[ wahyuh r-ee ]
/ ˈwaɪər i /
adjective, wir·i·er, wir·i·est.
Related formswir·i·ly, adverbwir·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wirily
He was a tall man, wirily and powerfully built, past middle-age, but still bearing well his years.
Jerome wriggled under the man's detaining grasp, as wirily instinct with nerves as a cat; he kicked out viciously at his shins.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for wirily
/ (ˈwaɪərɪ) /
adjective wirier or wiriest
(of people or animals) slender but strong in constitution
made of or resembling wire, esp in stiffnesswiry hair
(of a sound) produced by or as if by a vibrating wire
Derived Formswirily, adverbwiriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wirily
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Medicine definitions for wirily
[ wīr′ē ]
Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness.
Sinewy and lean.
Filiform and hard. Used of a pulse.
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