beady

adjective
\ ˈbē-dē How to pronounce beady (audio) \
beadier; beadiest

Definition of beady

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

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Other Words from beady

beadily \ ˈbē-​də-​lē How to pronounce beadily (audio) \ adverb

Examples of beady in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That was disappointing news for former conservancy consulting biologist Juanita Constible, who in 2007 spent up to 14 hours a day noting the massive, beady-eyed beasts’ every move and grunt. Louis Sahagún Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Catalina plans to import bison to boost the herd. Biologists aren’t happy," 8 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, the parents have this crazy, beady-eyed look. Ruth S. Barrett, The Atlantic, "Rich Parents Went All In on Lacrosse. And Squash. And Water Polo.," 17 Oct. 2020 Many of the cakes and their decorative elements, such as Becka Heikkila’s sentient, beady-eyed fondant characters, take on a folkloric life of their own online. New York Times, "Pandemic Baking Just Got Weirder," 22 Sep. 2020 Every day, at school, The Witch, with bony hands and beady eyes, worked to dominate us with fear. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Every day, at school, The Witch, with bony hands and beady eyes, worked to dominate us with fear. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Every day, at school, The Witch, with bony hands and beady eyes, worked to dominate us with fear. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Every day, at school, The Witch, with bony hands and beady eyes, worked to dominate us with fear. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020 Every day, at school, The Witch, with bony hands and beady eyes, worked to dominate us with fear. Naz Riahi, Longreads, "All that Was Innocent and Violent: Girlhood in Post-Revolution Iran," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of beady

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of beady was in 1826

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20 Nov 2020

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“Beady.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beady. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for beady

beady

adjective
How to pronounce beady (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of beady

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

beady

adjective
\ ˈbē-dē How to pronounce beady (audio) \
beadier; beadiest

Kids Definition of beady

: like a bead especially in being small, round, and shiny beady eyes

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