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pointy

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adjective \ˈpȯin-tē\

Simple Definition of pointy

  • : having a somewhat sharp end : ending in a point

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pointy

pointier

pointiest

  1. 1 :  coming to a rather sharp point

  2. 2 :  having parts that stick out sharply here and there

Examples of pointy in a sentence

  1. <wears high heels with very pointy toes even though they kill her feet>



1644

First Known Use of pointy

1644



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