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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋskєlәtN 〕


〔 ˊskelitn 〕

Overview of noun skeleton

The noun skeleton has 4 senses

  • skeleton -- (something reduced to its minimal form; "the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self"; "the bare skeleton of a novel")

  • skeleton, skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard -- (a scandal that is kept secret; "there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet")

  • skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale -- (the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal)

  • skeleton, skeletal frame, frame, underframe -- (the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; "the building has a steel skeleton")