\ 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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Examples of pointy in a Sentence

wears high heels with very pointy toes even though they kill her feet
Recent Examples on the Web In turn, riding on very small rocks has now gone from folksy to fancy, and the pointy end of the sport can be just as expensive as road riding ever was. Eben Weiss, Outside Online, 2 June 2022 Cosmetic reshaping treats individual teeth that may be pointy, too long or have jagged/chipped edges and can be done in 1-2 visits. Brooklyn White, Essence, 30 Apr. 2022 Each of the Dolomites’ natural skyscrapers was pointy or sloping in its own way. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2022 Making the manicure even more noticeable is the vibrant hot pink covering the rest of the nails, which serves as a base for the pointy black lashes. Marci Robin, Allure, 28 Apr. 2022 American Idol has reached the pointy end of the season, when just 10 competitors stay in the game. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2022 Those of us who strap into every car to extract the best performance numbers often remark that the cars at the very pointy end of the performance spectrum tend to require the least driver skill to achieve the blistering straight-line times. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2022 Women are wearing high heels with pointy toe boxes far less. Dr. Ray Mcclanahan, Outside Online, 22 Oct. 2020 White pines are pointy; their crowns will never challenge the umbrella-like spread of a buckeye or a maple. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pointy

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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point up (something)



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7 Jun 2022

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“Pointy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pointy. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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