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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Big and strong.

Usage examples (35)
  • The champ was scared when the burly boxer entered the ring.
  • There is no doubt in my mind that the word burly isn't interchangeable with the terms cut or svelte.
  • That was 25 years ago, but I still recall the burly driv ...
  • I like the word “burlesque”- I am kind of burly, for a little person… for more
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  • "Burley" is tobacco, while something that is "burly" is bulky or beefy.
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