Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: akimbo
IPA transcription: [ək'ɪmb,oʊ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: akimbo(ip)
    Meaning: (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body; "a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"; "stood with arms akimbo"
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: akimbo
    Meaning: with hands on hips and elbows extending outward; "she stood there akimbo"
Usage examples
  • The colonel, unmindful of the pallid countenance and significant glances of the burning eye, leaned back in his chair, with arms akimbo, regarding the young farmer with cool disdain.
  • She was a black-haired, sun-burnt individual and she stood with her arms akimbo, quite frankly amused at the disappearance of Master Anthony, and offering no sort of help for his recovery.
  • Infuriated at the self-command of the captive, the woman placed her arms akimbo; and, throwing herself into a posture of defiance, she broke out anew, in a torrent of words that no art of ours could commit successfully to paper.