Athletic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æθˈletɪk|  American pronunciation of the word athletic
Brit.  |aθˈlɛtɪk|  British pronunciation of the word athletic

adjective

- vigorously active(syn: acrobatic, gymnastic)

an athletic child
athletic playing

- having a sturdy and well proportioned body

an athletic build

Examples

They each received an athletic scholarship to the school.

Students can get discount tickets for all athletic events.

His athletic career spanned three decades.

She has great athletic ability.

She's tall and has an athletic build.

His athletic career has been slowed by injuries.

She has a lean, athletic body.

He now has only a few trophies to remind him of the glory of his athletic career.

...a football player who was ecstatic upon receiving a full athletic scholarship to the college of his choice...

...inaugurated the college's athletic program for women...

...despite what his athletic leanings might suggest, he was actually a very lazy kid...

...that jerk plumes himself on his supposed athletic skills...

She suffered an injury that precluded the possibility of an athletic career.

...a college that gives a higher priority to scholastic endeavors than to athletic pursuits...

...her performance in the Olympics was an unexampled display of athletic prowess...

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