Part of speech: noun

The bony framework of an animal body.

Part of speech: noun

An open framework; sketch; outline.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "skeleton":

  1. But the skeleton at life's festival has been shown to me. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The whole of his nervous skeleton seemed to shudder and contract. - "David Elginbrod", George MacDonald.
  3. The skeleton forms about 16 per cent of the weight of the body. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..