thready
adjective Date: 1597 1. consisting of or bearing fibers or filaments <
a thready bark
>
2. a. resembling a thread ; filamentous b. tending to form or draw out into strands ; ropy 3. lacking in fullness, body, or vigor ; thin <
a thready voice
>
threadiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thready — [thred′ē] adj. threadier, threadiest 1. of or like a thread; stringy; fibrous; filamentous 2. forming threads; viscid: said of liquids 3. of or covered with threads or threadlike parts; fibrous 4. thin, weak, feeble, etc. [a thready voice, a… …   English World dictionary

  • Thready — Thread y, a. 1. Like thread or filaments; slender; as, the thready roots of a shrub. [1913 Webster] 2. Containing, or consisting of, thread. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thready — ē adj 1) resembling a thread 2) of, relating to, or being a thready pulse * * * (thredґe) weak, thin; shallow …   Medical dictionary

  • thready — threadiness, n. /thred ee/, adj., threadier, threadiest. 1. consisting of or resembling a thread or threads; fibrous; filamentous. 2. stringy or viscid, as a liquid. 3. (of the pulse) thin and feeble. 4. (of sound, the voice, etc.) lacking… …   Universalium

  • thready — adjective a) Of, resembling of capable of forming a thread; filamentous b) weak …   Wiktionary

  • thready — thread·y || θredɪ adj. thread like, fibrous, filamentary, thin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thready — adjective 1》 relating to or resembling a thread. 2》 (of a sound) scarcely audible.     ↘Medicine (of a person s pulse) scarcely perceptible …   English new terms dictionary

  • thready — thread•y [[t]ˈθrɛd i[/t]] adj. i•er, i•est 1) consisting of or resembling a thread or threads; filamentous 2) stringy or viscid, as a liquid 3) (of the pulse) thin and feeble 4) (of sound, the voice, etc.) weak; feeble • Etymology: 1375–1425… …   From formal English to slang

  • thready — /ˈθrɛdi/ (say thredee) adjective 1. consisting of or resembling a thread or threads; fibrous; filamentous. 2. stringy or viscid, as a liquid. 3. (of the pulse) thin and feeble. 4. (of voice, etc.) lacking fullness; thin; weak. {thread + y1}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • thready — adj. (threadier, threadiest) 1 of or like a thread. 2 (of a person s pulse) scarcely perceptible …   Useful english dictionary

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