Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: gaunt
IPA transcription: [ɡ'ɔnt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
    Meaning: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
Usage examples
  • Gaunt paused.
  • "That's enough," said Gaunt.
  • Gaunt entered, and the rest trooped in after him.
  • "What has the school done, sir?" respectfully asked Gaunt.
  • Gaunt lifted his finger, and made a sign to Charles to approach.
  • "The fault lies in the boy, not in the master," interrupted Gaunt.
  • Mr. Blackwell, Mr. Gaunt's partner, arrived from the United States.
  • "We don't declare things upon suspicion, do we, Mr. Gaunt?" appealed Charles.
  • "Suppose it should turn out to have been a senior, Mr. Gaunt?" spoke Bywater.
  • The tall, gaunt figure of the Professor appeared suddenly at the tent entrance.