Brawny - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrɔːni|  American pronunciation of the word brawny
Brit.  |ˈbrɔːni|  British pronunciation of the word brawny


- (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful (syn: hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy)


...the store manager always asked the brawniest person there to do the heavy lifting...

...brawny arms that weren't developed in the gym but by years of work in the construction business...

His brawny arms glistened with sweat.

Word forms

comparative: brawnier
superlative: brawniest
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