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1. sinew

noun. possessing muscular strength.

Synonyms

  • brawniness
  • heftiness
  • brawn
  • strength
  • muscularity

Antonyms

  • lightness
  • weak part
  • strong
  • delicate

Etymology

  • sinewe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. sinew

noun. a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment.

Synonyms

  • musculature
  • tendon
  • hamstring
  • Achilles tendon
  • muscle system
  • collagen
  • connective tissue
  • tendon of Achilles
  • muscular structure

Antonyms

  • weak
  • vulnerability
  • rugged
  • liability

Etymology

  • sinewe (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word sinew


1. Noun, singular or mass
Wrap the sinew around your rattle handle where the shell and the handle meet.

2. Noun, plural
Traditionally, the materials included willow, leather and animal sinew but nowadays range from modern store-bought brass rings to makeshift embroidery hoops to upcycled holiday wreaths and a variety of fibers.

3. Adjective
Carefully produced wines As a general rule, the more processing a wine receives in production, the less sinew it has to age and evolve.

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