Definitions for lankyˈlæŋ ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lank•yˈlæŋ ki(adj.)lank•i•er, lank•i•est.

  1. ungracefully tall and thin:

    a lanky boy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy(adj)

    tall and thin and having long slender limbs

    "a gangling teenager"; "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"

  2. gangling, gangly, lanky(adj)

    tall and thin


  1. lanky(Adjective)

    Somewhat lank; tall, slim, and rather ungraceful or awkward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lanky(adj)

    somewhat lank

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


thin, tall and not elegant

He is tall and lanky.

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