Simple Definition of oily
: having the smooth or greasy quality of oil
: covered or soaked with oil
: containing or producing a large amount of oil
Full Definition of oily
1 : of, relating to, or consisting of oil
2 a : covered or impregnated with oil <oily rags> b : relatively high in naturally secreted oils <oily skin> <oily hair>
3 : excessively smooth or suave in manner
oililyplay \ˈȯi-lə-lē\ adverb
oilinessplay \-lē-nəs\ noun
Examples of oily in a sentence
The liquid has an oily feel.
a pile of oily rags
The salad dressing was very oily.
First Known Use of oily
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Definition of oily for Students
: covered with or containing a greasy substance <oily rags>
Medical Definition of oily
1: of, relating to, or consisting of oil
2: excessively high in naturally secreted oils <oily hair> <oily skin>
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