Pronunciation: (thred'ē), [key]
—adj., thread•i•er, thread•i•est.
1. consisting of or resembling a thread or threads; fibrous; filamentous.
2. stringy or viscid, as a liquid.
3. (of the pulse) thin and feeble.
4. (of sound, the voice, etc.) lacking fullness; weak; feeble.
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