Definition of wiriness in US English:

wiriness

noun

  • See wiry

    • ‘And he did have a certain taut yet supple wiriness to him, making him look athletic and pretty ‘capable’.’
    • ‘The texture of abandoned fields and fencerows is imparted mainly by the cluttered verticality of grassblades, and the scrawny wiriness of tough-stemmed, small-leafed weeds.’
    • ‘The Englishman, also 22 years of age, seemed broader, taller, his muscles more pronounced and his expression meaner, next to Simpson's pallid wiriness.’
    • ‘But there was a residual wiriness, as he sat, a strength remaining from a lifetime of vigorous activity in nature.’
    • ‘She was a rather tall, very pale woman of about sixty, who somehow gave the impression of being small, and whose spareness of build was without the wiriness supposed to accompany it.’

Pronunciation

wiriness

/ˈwī(ə)rēnəs//ˈwaɪ(ə)rinəs/