\ ˈpȯin-tē How to pronounce pointy (audio) \
pointier; pointiest

Definition of pointy

1 : coming to a rather sharp point
2 : having parts that stick out sharply here and there

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Synonyms & Antonyms for pointy


peaked, pointed, sharp, spired, tipped



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Examples of pointy in a Sentence

wears high heels with very pointy toes even though they kill her feet

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The pretty face was seen hanging out at a Qatar souk wearing one of the ugliest shoes in runway history, a pointy-toe sneaker from the Spring 2018 Loewe collection. Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Dua Lipa Does Extreme Animal Print, Emily Ratajkowski Glows on a Boat," 6 Apr. 2019 That's when she has been known to turn to the Natalie by designer Sarah Flint, a pointy-toe style with a subtle bow detail. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle's Favorite Sarah Flint Flats Are Finally Back in Stock," 3 Apr. 2019 At the Fall 2019 shows, sheer socks were once again on the runway—this time, at Self-Portrait, where all the models wore them with pointy black loafers. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "Sheer Socks Were One of the Biggest Trends From Fashion Week—and They're Only $14 on Amazon," 13 Mar. 2019 Luckily, a workplace like Vogue allows a more liberal approach towards dressing, so nobody really bats an eye at my cool, lime green Calvin Klein 205W39NYC boots, which are ultra pointy and western-inspired. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Men In Heels? I Put the Tricky Trend to the Test," 26 Feb. 2019 Blunt opted for a black floral jacquard blazer by Dolce & Gabbana, with matching pants, and chic pointy pumps. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Blunt & John Krasinski Look Adorable in Matching Tuxedos at the Writers Guild Awards 2019," 18 Feb. 2019 On her feet, Balenciaga’s pointy stretch boots lent a modern accent, as did the Ray-Ban Wayfarers and gold hoop earrings by Jennifer Fisher. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Takes the Logo Trend to the Next Level," 19 Jan. 2019 The skin near your ear drum is delicate and easily damaged, so a hard, pointy object like a bobby pin is definitely not meant to be poking inside there. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "8 Mistakes You're Making with Bobby Pins," 26 Aug. 2015 Just like Kate, Pippa styled the dress with black pointy pumps and emerald earrings. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton Channeled Another One of Kate's Maternity Looks at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of pointy

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pointy was in 1644

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English Language Learners Definition of pointy

informal : having a somewhat sharp end : ending in a point

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