beady

adjective \ ˈbē-dē \

Definition of beady

beadier; beadiest
1 a :resembling beads
b :small, round, and shiny with interest or greed
  • beady eyes
2 :marked by bubbles or beads
  • a beady liquor

beadily

play \ˈbē-də-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of beady

1826


BEADY Defined for English Language Learners

beady

adjective

Definition of beady for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe eyes that are small, round, and shiny and that usually suggest a bad quality (such as greed or dishonesty)


BEADY Defined for Kids

beady

adjective \ ˈbē-dē \

Definition of beady for Students

beadier; beadiest
:like a bead especially in being small, round, and shiny
  • beady eyes


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