Definition of 'bony'
Example sentences containing 'bony'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Dead branches emerge like bony fingers from the thick canopy of leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His bony fingers drummed more loudly. Anti-Ice (1993)She turned back to the window, bony fingers drumming on the sill. A Plague of Angels (1993)She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room. The Broken God (1993)But they are stiff, bony fish and the young birds cannot eat them easily. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her legs and arms were thin and bony, and bruises were on her body. Christianity Today (2000)There are few in the world who would not recognise his bony, bearded face and gaunt frame. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The man's eyes were full of terror as he scanned the scene around him from beneath his sagging eyelids and bony sockets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The insulin of the more advanced bony fish, reptiles, and mammals is a little cluster of six chains. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)They can get up to 10ft and can weigh a ton, which makes them the largest bony fish in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'bony'
In Common Usage. bony is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'bony'
British English: bony ADJECTIVE
Someone who has a bony face or bony hands, for example, has a very thin face or very thin hands.
...an old man with a bony face and white hair.
Definition of bony from the Collins English Dictionary
Fed up with the great British weather? Here’s how to afford that dream summer escape
From planning early to knowing where to look, these top tips will help you fulfil your summer holiday desires
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.