cob·​web·​by ˈkäb-ˌwe-bē How to pronounce cobwebby (audio)
cobwebbier; cobwebbiest
: filled or covered with cobwebs
a cobwebby barn
: gossamer
cobwebby lace
: musty, well-worn
a cobwebby plot device
cobwebby quaintness

Examples of cobwebby in a Sentence

wore a gown of cobwebby georgette cobwebby bits of cracker-barrel philosophy that were stale even 200 years ago

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cobwebby was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Cobwebby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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