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wir·y

wiry

 
pronunciation:
waI ri
part of speech: adjective
inflections: wirier, wiriest
definition 1: like wire in appearance; thin and stiff.
The goat's beard felt rough and wiry.
definition 2: like wire in being thin and strong.
Her tall, wiry build makes her a natural athlete.
derivations: wirily (adv.), wiriness (n.)