muscular

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌskjʊlər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmʌskyəlɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(muskyə lər)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mus•cu•lar /ˈmʌskyəlɚ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to muscle or the muscles.
  2. having well-developed muscles; brawny:muscular lifeguards.
mus•cu•lar•i•ty /ˌmʌskyəˈlærɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mus•cu•lar  (muskyə lər),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to muscle or the muscles:muscular strain.
  2. dependent on or affected by the muscles:muscular strength.
  3. having well-developed muscles;
    brawny.
  4. vigorously and forcefully expressed, executed, performed, etc., as if by the use of a great deal of muscular power:a muscular response to terrorism.
  5. broad and energetic, esp. with the implication that subtlety and grace are lacking:a muscular style.
  6. reflected in physical activity and work:a muscular religion.
  7. Informal Termshaving or showing power;
    powerful:a muscular vehicle.
mus′cu•lari•ty, n. 
muscu•lar•ly, adv. 
  • Latin mūscul(us) muscle + -ar1
  • 1675–85
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sinewy;
      strong, powerful;
      stalwart, sturdy.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
muscular /ˈmʌskjʊlə/ adj
  1. having well-developed muscles; brawny
  2. of, relating to, or consisting of muscle
Etymology: 17th Century: from New Latin muscularis, from musculus muscle

muscularity /ˌmʌskjʊˈlærɪtɪ/ n ˈmuscularly adv
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