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mealy

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adjective, \ˈmē-lē\

Simple Definition of mealy

  • : feeling rough and dry in your mouth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mealy

mealiermealiest

  1. 1 :  containing meal :  farinaceous

  2. 2 :  soft, dry, and friable

  3. 3 a :  covered with meal or with fine granules b :  flecked with another color c :  spotty, uneven d :  pallid, blanched <a mealy complexion>

  4. 4 :  mealymouthed

Examples of mealy in a sentence

  1. the mealy flesh of a pear

  2. <her mealy complexion might be OK if she were a mime, but she isn't>



1591

First Known Use of mealy

1591

Rhymes with mealy


MEALY Defined for Kids

mealy

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adjective \ˈmē-lē\

Definition of mealy for Students

mealiermealiest

  1. :  soft, dry, and crumbly <a mealy potato>

mealiness noun



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