Lanky - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlæŋki|  American pronunciation of the word lanky
Brit.  |ˈlaŋki|  British pronunciation of the word lanky

adjective

- tall and thin and having long slender limbs(syn: gangling, gangly, rangy)

a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man

- tall and thin (syn: gangling, gangly)

Examples

...the lanky basketball star was great at slam-dunking...

a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man

a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws

Word forms

adjective
comparative: lankier
superlative: lankiest
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