pearly

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adjective \ˈpər-lē\

Definition of pearly

pearlier

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pearliest

  1. 1 :  resembling, containing, or adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl

  2. 2 :  highly precious

Examples of pearly in a sentence

  1. Her teeth were pearly white.

15th Century

First Known Use of pearly

15th century



PEARLY Defined for English Language Learners

pearly

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adjective \ˈpər-lē\

Definition of pearly for English Language Learners

  • : having the shiny, white color of pearls


PEARLY Defined for Kids

pearly

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adjective \ˈpər-lē\

Definition of pearly for Students

pearlier

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pearliest

  1. :  resembling a pearl in color, shape, or luster Small pearly clouds drifted … overhead. — Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie



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