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slaty

adjective \ˈslā-tē\

Definition of slaty

  1. :  of, containing, or characteristic of slate; also :  gray like slate



Examples of slaty in a sentence

  1. <slaty stones in the riverbed>



Circa 1529

First Known Use of slaty

circa 1529

Variants of slaty

also

slatey

play \ˈslā-tē\

Rhymes with slaty


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