Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Large of body; bulky; stout; lusty.

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Usage examples "burly":

  1. He made a very burly figure in his coat, and if his weight did not exceed the other's it was not likely to be less. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. Then a third- a broad burly youth- came forward. - "Charlie to the Rescue", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. Haredale, who had been so kind to Barnaby's mother, was a burly, stern man who had few acquaintances and lived much alone. - "Tales from Dickens", Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives.