glutinous

play
adjective glu·ti·nous \ˈglüt-nəs, ˈglü-tə-nəs\

Definition of glutinous

  1. :  having the quality of glue :  gummy

glutinously

adverb

Examples of glutinous in a Sentence

  1. a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan

Recent Examples of glutinous from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'glutinous'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of glutinous

Middle English, from Latin glutinosus, from glutin-, gluten


GLUTINOUS Defined for Kids

glutinous

play
adjective glu·ti·nous \ˈglü-tə-nəs\

Definition of glutinous for Students

  1. :  like glue :  sticky glutinous oatmeal


Medical Dictionary

glutinous

play
adjective glu·ti·nous \ˈglüt-nəs, -ən-əs\

Medical Definition of glutinous

  1. :  having the quality of glue especially in physical properties



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up glutinous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!