rangy

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rang·y

 (rān′jē)
adj. rang·i·er, rang·i·est
1. Having long slender limbs.
2. Inclined to rove.
3. Providing ample range; roomy.
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rangy

(ˈreɪndʒɪ)
adj, rangier or rangiest
1. (of animals or people) having long slender limbs
2. adapted to wandering or roaming
3. allowing considerable freedom of movement; spacious; roomy
[C19: from range + -y1]
ˈrangily adv
ˈranginess n
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rang•y

(ˈreɪn dʒi)

adj. rang•i•er, rang•i•est.
1. (of animals or people) slender and long-limbed.
2. able to range over large areas, as animals.
3. (of terrain) mountainous.
[1865–70]
rang′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rangy - tall and thin and having long slender limbs; "a gangling teenager"; "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
2.rangy - adapted to wandering or roaming
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
3.rangy - allowing ample room for ranging
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
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rangy

adjective long-limbed, long-legged, lanky, leggy, gangling a tall, rangy, redheaded girl
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rangy

adjective
Tall, thin, and awkwardly built:
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Translations

rangy

[ˈreɪndʒɪ] ADJalto y delgado
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rangy

adj (+er)langglied(e)rig
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"Sowing" is more extreme in range, with increased agitation in the right hand of the piano and ranginess melodically, finally rising to an A5 in the vocal line.
Beasley's 6-foot-9 ranginess and versatility fit the stated desire of Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson for multi-positional, ball-handling veterans eager to play hard-nosed defence, rather than the role players and pure perimeter shooters who occupied much of the Cavaliers' roster in recent years.
FS1 and FS3 described the "scale" or "ranginess" of the animal's body (heightxlength) or (height+length), FS2 described its "compactness" or "blockiness" (height/length), and FS4 combined both ((heightxlength)+(height/length)).