Definition of loose-limbed in US English:

loose-limbed

adjective

  • Supple and physically relaxed.

    ‘his loose-limbed, athletic body exudes fitness and energy’
    • ‘Would that Rick were still walking around in his loose-limbed way, falling in love at the drop of a hat, laughing and drinking and seeing.’
    • ‘He is tough but not grim, with a lithe, loose-limbed walk that makes the ballet-instructor story seem plausible at least until we observe his rhythm-deficient ballroom dancing.’
    • ‘But a symphony was certainly produced as loose-limbed marathon runners from Kenya and Ethiopia tapped their rhythm on the road in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2005.’
    • ‘The word yoga conjures up images of long-legged, loose-limbed babes in clingy tights.’
    • ‘Three loose-limbed models slink into the cramped conference room next to his headquarters.’
    • ‘His dodgy knee seemingly is fine once more and his loose-limbed athletic body exudes fitness and energy.’
    • ‘Her special place in the Broadway cosmos did have something to do with her dancing, loose-limbed yet precise.’
    • ‘Generally, he kept the phrases for his loose-limbed dancers short and clean, emphasizing shifts of direction, balance, or weight.’
    • ‘Dark-haired, loose-limbed, spare-framed, keen-eyed, he stands for the heroism unleashed by extraordinary circumstances in the ordinary citizen.’
    • ‘He carries himself with the combination of loose-limbed ease and muscular pride that is the mark of athletes at their peak.’
    • ‘The encounter between these rigorous structures and her loose-limbed multi-directional movement bristled with vitality.’
    • ‘It was every leggy and loose-limbed girl or youth who said, 'Good luck - not that you need it!'’
    • ‘He luxuriated in loose-limbed movement and sly verbal wit.’
    supple, limber, lithe, lissom, willowy, flexible, pliant, pliable, loose-jointed
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Pronunciation

loose-limbed