Definition of pearly
1 : resembling, containing, or adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl
2 : highly precious
Examples of pearly in a Sentence
Her teeth were pearly white.
Recent Examples of pearly from the Web
Outside the pearly gates of the Moscone Convention Center, where there aren’t 50-foot-tall Think Different banners keeping the faith alive, there’s a kind of Mac malaise that Apple lovers haven’t felt for at least a few years.
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First Known Use of pearly
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Definition of pearly for English Language Learners
: having the shiny, white color of pearls
PEARLY Defined for Kids
Definition of pearly for Students
: 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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