Definition of muscly in English:


adjectivemuscliest, musclier

  • Muscular.

    ‘his muscly forearms’
    • ‘A large, well-built man, he sat opposite me, flanked by a muscly guy in a white military uniform, who introduced himself as Abraham's personal bodyguard.’
    • ‘But undeterred she went and prodded the man's massive, muscly arm.’
    • ‘She as a stocky girl growing up, she was athletic and muscly.’
    • ‘Through her muscly prose, the reader can understand how an intelligent, thoughtful woman got into this space.’
    • ‘Duck legs have fairly tough meat - the legs are worked hard during their lifespan, making the flesh taut and muscly.’
    • ‘Having embarked on a breed improvement strategy over the last number of years the Simmental breed is now producing shapely females that are much sought after to produce the muscly weanlings which are required in today's market place.’
    • ‘His arms looked really nice, not too muscly, not too limp, but I couldn't really tell too much with the rest of his body because it was covered by clothes.’
    • ‘He was wearing black pants and a green vest that emphasised his muscly physique.’
    • ‘That tall man in front of me who is blocking my view of the muscly hunk who just got on the bus.’
    • ‘Two muscly youths were passed out on one of the sofas, one snoring loudly.’
    • ‘The man is described as white, about 22, 5ft 5ins tall, slim build with muscly arms.’
    • ‘People think of bullies as being big muscly guys.’
    • ‘I'm comfortable being a short, stocky person if it's one that's muscly - what I'm not comfortable with is my current pot belly, extra-padded hips, and padded thighs.’
    • ‘To my right is the smaller young muscly man who now also keeps trying to attract my attention but I'm claustrophobic and I just want out of there but for some reason I'm stuck to my seat.’
    • ‘It was a muscly speech, showing the highest arts of winning an audience.’
    • ‘Now that I have reached my preferred weight, I want to get muscly by this summer.’
    • ‘Back then, muscly oarsmen would row paying passengers across Southampton Water, a journey well capable of taking an hour or more.’
    • ‘Then it flapped its muscly tail with such power and rage that it cut my thumb and I dropped it.’
    • ‘There's a rugged authority and potent physical presence in his performance, underlined by several gratuitous shots of his muscly torso encased in skin tight black boxer shorts or naked in the shower.’
    • ‘It's not just that he's a Napoleonic 5ft 2in tall, it's also that his sinuous, muscly frame makes him look as if he is verging on petite; more like a racing jockey than a racing driver.’
    big, burly, heavy, tall, bulky, thickset, heavyset, chunky, strapping, powerfully built, hefty, muscular, muscle-bound, brawny, husky, solid, powerful, sturdy, solidly built, broad-shouldered, strong, big and strong, rugged, herculean
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