thread´i|ness

thread´i|ness
thread|y «THREHD ee», adjective, thread|i|er, thread|i|est.
1. consisting of or resembling a thread; threadlike.
2. a) composed of fine fibers; stringy; fibrous. b) forming strings; viscid; ropy: »

a thready liquid.

3. thin and feeble: »

The pulse becomes quick…and so thready, it is not like a pulse at all, but like a string vibrating just underneath the skin (Florence Nightingale).

4. lacking in fullness: »

a thready voice.

thread´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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