Definition of stringy in English:

stringy

adjective

  • 1(especially of hair) resembling string in being long and thin:

    ‘her hair was stringy and uncombed’
    • ‘Most, actually, were barefoot and clad only in cotton hospital gowns, their stringy hair clinging lankly to their foreheads.’
    • ‘Her hair was stringy, and it looked as if she hadn't bathed in weeks.’
    • ‘She has long stringy black hair, a stray lock of which grows over her eyes.’
    • ‘His grating voice, frameless spectacles, faded suits and short, stringy hair all broke with the conformist protest style.’
    • ‘They sport homed helmets, sooty eye makeup, and long, black, stringy hair.’
    • ‘He was pale, bony and angular with stringy hair, and he strutted around the living room with a rat on his shoulder.’
    • ‘‘I'm fine,’ he smiles weakly, through his sickly stringy hair.’
    • ‘She's standing alone, stringy hair, corduroy skirt, scabby legs sprouting out of Roman sandals.’
    • ‘His hair was stringy and limp, his armor and clothing all black.’
    • ‘Black, stringy hair went to the middle of the boy's neck and bright violet eyes could be seen from underneath his bangs.’
    • ‘A thin zombie-like man with yellow sallow skin, long stringy hair and bloodshot eyes stared at them.’
    • ‘They stood before Blaise, wearing black clothing, heads lowered, sightless eyes glaring at him from under stringy hair.’
    • ‘The materialistic, overly-made-up '80s gave way to combat boots and long stringy hair, and no one made fun of the smart kids anymore.’
    • ‘Being a little uncertain, she ran a hand through her now stringy hair.’
    • ‘You might have a clue - you've heard some guys ragging on Sam's baggy jeans, stringy hair and glossless lips.’
    • ‘His hair was stringy, limp, gray as death in some places and oily-black in others, and was falling out in patches.’
    • ‘Her luxurious blonde locks were gone - replaced by dirt-brown, stringy hair.’
    • ‘Sweat trickled down his forehead and into his stringy hair.’
    • ‘Her long stringy black hair was flying lose about her face.’
    • ‘"Yeah, " his companion, a slight youth with long stringy blond hair agreed.’
    straggly, straggling, lank, thin
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) tall, wiry, and thin:
      ‘he had the thin, stringy look of a rider’
      • ‘They are slightly stringy with a rich sweet taste.’
      • ‘I don't know why, just a bad vibe I got from her and her stringy husband.’
      • ‘Older and calmer than most of the stringy teenagers, he has been coming to the university for five years.’
      • ‘Nodding, the stringy servant appeared once more, pulling me to my feet.’
      • ‘Ms. Douglas was a stringy woman who was nearing the age of forty.’
      • ‘He said as he pulled me up - he was obviously stronger than he looked, as a tall, stringy sort of teenager.’
      • ‘The only problem is that elderly people might be a bit stringy.’
      • ‘Picking up the cup of milk with bound hands I kicked the food back at the stringy, oily servant, growling and muttering a warning.’
      • ‘No one was paying attention to the door, so when a very polished, upper-class stringy man walked in, it took awhile for people to notice.’
      lanky, gangling, gangly, rangy, wiry, angular, bony, reedy
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    2. 1.2 (of food) containing tough fibres and so hard to eat:
      ‘the meat was a bit stringy but delicious’
      • ‘The bits of cellophane still attached provide an interesting textural contrast to the spongy dough and stringy cheese.’
      • ‘The beef in it was stringy and not from a cut suited to stir - frying.’
      • ‘Warm tortillas can be used to collect this delicious and very stringy appetizer.’
      • ‘The Portuguese standard of pork with clams was stringy from overcooking and underseasoned.’
      • ‘The venison was soggy and stringy, but it was food, I guess.’
      • ‘Marmot meat is an acquired taste though, being reputedly strong, stringy and tough.’
      • ‘To avoid stringy beans gather them when they are small and tender.’
      • ‘Sometimes I've had lobster rolls where the meat was stringy and hard to bite through.’
      • ‘Brisket is nicely roast beefy - a little tough, a tad stringy, but deliciously smoky.’
      • ‘Ryda took a bit of a stringy pasta-like food and ate it.’
      • ‘The concept is warm, stringy cheese curds and gravy running down my beard.’
      • ‘The problem is that runner beans must be eaten young, before the pods grow tough and stringy.’
      • ‘It was all delicious, although the red meat was a bit stringy.’
      • ‘The pork, on the other hand, is a tad stringy and tough.’
      fibrous, gristly, sinewy, chewy, ropy, tough, leathery, leather-like, hard
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    3. 1.3 (of a liquid) viscous; forming strings.
      • ‘The muzzle of the beast was pulled back into a grotesque smile revealing jowls full of razor teeth, dripping with thick, stringy saliva.’
      • ‘When you stir, it should be reasonably smooth but a little stringy.’
      viscous, gelatinous, viscid, sticky, glutinous, mucilaginous, thick
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Pronunciation

stringy

/ˈstrɪŋi/