mealy

play
adjective \ˈmē-lē\

Definition of mealy

mealier

;

mealiest

  1. 1 :  containing meal :  farinaceous

  2. 2 :  soft, dry, and friable

  3. 3a :  covered with meal or with fine granulesb :  flecked with another colorc :  spotty, unevend :  pallid, blanched a mealy complexion

  4. 4 :  mealymouthed

Examples of mealy in a Sentence

  1. the mealy flesh of a pear

  2. her mealy complexion might be OK if she were a mime, but she isn't

Recent Examples of mealy from the Web

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

First Known Use of mealy

1541


MEALY Defined for English Language Learners

mealy

play
adjective

Definition of mealy for English Language Learners

  • : feeling rough and dry in your mouth


MEALY Defined for Kids

mealy

play
adjective \ˈmē-lē\

Definition of mealy for Students

mealier

;

mealiest

  1. :  soft, dry, and crumbly a mealy potato

mealiness

noun


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mealy? 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

to be a fixed element or attribute

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2017 Words of the Day Quiz

  • alt-597a99e699d07
  • Which is a synonym of gauche?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

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!