muscular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mūsculāris in the 17th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmʌs.kjə.lə/, /ˈmʌs.kjʊ.lə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmʌs.kjə.lɚ/, /ˈmʌs.kju.lɚ/

Adjective[edit]

muscular (comparative more muscular, superlative most muscular)

  1. Of, relating to, or connected with muscles.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars, chapter 2
      It was an effort of the mind, of the will, of the nerves; not muscular, for I could not move even so much as my little finger, but none the less mighty for all that.
  2. Brawny, thewy, having strength.
  3. Having large, well-developed muscles.
  4. (figuratively) Strong, robust.
    • 2014 June 9, Samanth Subramanian, "India After English?" (blog post), nybooks.com:
      Future prime ministers may struggle to replicate the sort of muscular countrywide support that Modi was able to earn.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūsculāris.

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Adjective[edit]

muscular m, f (plural musculares; comparable)

  1. muscular (of or relating to muscles)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mūsculāris.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

muscular m, f (plural musculares)

  1. muscular

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