Definition of 'bony'

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French Translation of "bony"
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Dead branches emerge like bony fingers from the thick canopy of leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His bony fingers drummed more loudly. Baxter, Stephen Anti-Ice (1993)She turned back to the window, bony fingers drumming on the sill. Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels (1993)She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room. Zindell, David The Broken God (1993)But they are stiff, bony fish and the young birds cannot eat them easily. Times, Sunday Times (2008)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. Wills, Christopher 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)

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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.
  • American English: bony
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ossudo
  • Chinese: 瘦削的
  • European Spanish: huesudo
  • French: osseux
  • German: knochig
  • Italian: ossuto
  • Japanese: やせた
  • Korean: 뼈가 앙상한
  • European Portuguese: ossudo
  • Spanish: huesudo


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