- The definition of wiry is a person or thing that looks like wire.
- An example of wiry is wild, stiff hair; wiry hair.
- An example of wiry is a tall, thin person; a wiry person.
- An example of wiry is a plant with thin, tough branches; a wiry plant.
wiry definition by Webster's New World
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- wiriness noun
wiry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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adjective wir·i·er, wir·i·est
- Of or relating to wire.
- Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness: wiry red hair.
- Sinewy and lean: He had a wiry build.
- Produced by or as if by wire being vibrated. Used of sounds: a wiry tone.
- wirˈi·ly adverb
- wirˈi·ness noun
wiry - Medical Definition
- Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness.
- Sinewy and lean.
- Filiform and hard. Used of a pulse.