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scaly

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adjective, \ˈskā-lē\

Simple Definition of scaly

  • : covered with scales or flakes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scaly

scalierscaliest

  1. 1a :  covered with, composed of, or rich in scale or scalesb :  flaky

  2. 2 :  of or relating to scaly animals

  3. 3 :  despicable, poor <a regular scaly old shop — Charles Dickens>

  4. 4 :  infested with scale insects <scaly fruit>

scaliness noun

Examples of scaly in a sentence

  1. His skin was dry and scaly.

  2. <the snake's scaly skin was dry to the touch>



14th Century

First Known Use of scaly

14th century

Rhymes with scaly


SCALY Defined for Kids

scaly

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adjective \ˈskā-lē\

Definition of scaly for Students

scalierscaliest

  1. :  covered with scales or flakes <scaly skin>




Medical Dictionary

scaly

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adjective \ˈskā-lē\

Medical Definition of scaly

scalier; est

  1. :  covered with or composed of scale or scales <dry scaly skin>

scaliness noun




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