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skeleton

skel·e·ton

skeleton

 
pronunciation:
ske l tn
phrases:
skeleton in the closet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the inner framework of bones and cartilage in vertebrate animals, which supports and protects the softer body parts, or the hard external shell of invertebrates and some vertebrates.
 
similar words:
frame
definition 2: a supporting framework, as of a building.
similar words:
frame
definition 3: a general outline or sketch, as of a plan or a long written work.
similar words:
outline
definition 4: the remains of something that is no longer vital or alive.
phrase: skeleton in the closet
derivation: skeletal (adj.)
Word History
Skeleton comes from skeletos, an ancient Greek word that means "dried up."
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conventionally associated with skeletons
functions of skeletons
involve the study of skeletons
related to skeletons
some activities with skeletons
some descriptions of skeletons
some parts of the human skeleton
some people associated with skeletons
some places for study of skeletons
some things that affect the strength of skeletons
some things that compose skeletons
some things that connect skeletons
some tools for repairing skeletons
tool for viewing skeletons