pointy

adjective
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for pointy

Synonyms

peaked, pointed, sharp, spired, tipped

Antonyms

blunt

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of pointy in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Rihanna has spent the afternoon here giving one-on-one presentations, floating from rack to rack on her pointy-toe stiletto heels as if by magic carpet, and is clearly proud of her new work. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Rihanna on Her Debut Fenty Collection—And Making History Two-Times Over," 23 May 2019 Robbie accessorized her jaw-dropping look with a black Chanel belt and black pointy heels. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Margot Robbie Wore the Most Insane Sheer Chanel Jumpsuit to the Tribeca Film Festival," 29 Apr. 2019 Satin pumps sprouted unexpected ankle straps, while pointy boots were given a western twist. Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Is Bringing Back This OTT Boot Trend," 29 Apr. 2019 From the looks of the drawing, the weapon comes in two parts—both with pointy ends. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "All the Details About Arya Stark’s Mysterious New Weapon on Game of Thrones," 15 Apr. 2019 The pointy ends of the football deflect our electrons more vigorously than the center does. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Physicists report electron is round—what does that mean?," 7 Nov. 2018 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

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

See More

First Known Use of pointy

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pointy

Statistics for pointy

Last Updated

5 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pointy

The first known use of pointy was in 1644

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pointy

pointy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pointy

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on pointy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for pointy

Spanish Central: Translation of pointy

Nglish: Translation of pointy for Spanish Speakers

Comments on pointy

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

WORD OF THE DAY

having a desire to acquire more things

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!