Sinews are the strong, fibrous cords that connect the muscles in your body to your bones. They help you move your body and do all the things that you do.

  • The athlete has strong sinews because she exercises frequently.

  • The sinews in the tree are very strong, because they are used to support a lot of weight.

Definition of sinews


possessing muscular strength


brawn, brawniness, heftiness, muscle, muscularity


a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment



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Example Sentences for sinews

  • 1

    The tongue of the chameleon is a complex arrangement of bone, muscle and sinew.

  • 2

    The earliest tools were stone, bone, wood, and sinew.

  • 3

    His arms have sinews.

  • 4

    The layer of sinew was at the outer face as it resists expansion.

  • 5

    The sinew could have been used as a garrotte.

  • 6

    I was careful in removing the sinews so as to ease their spirits'pain.

  • 7

    You strengthen their sinews anew for the next hectic furlong.

  • 8

    Carefully removing all of the sinew can greatly improve the flavor.

  • 9

    The goggles were held to the head by a cord made of caribou sinew.

  • 10

    The first stone throwing artillery also used the elastic properties of sinew.