Definition of prickly
Examples of prickly in a Sentence
The plant's leaves are prickly.
she tried to ignore the feel of the prickly grass against her skin
First Known Use of prickly
PRICKLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prickly for English Language Learners
: having many sharp points
: caused or seeming to be caused by something that has many small, sharp points
: causing a prickly feeling on your skin
PRICKLY Defined for Kids
Definition of prickly for Students
1 : having small sharp points a prickly cactus
2 : having or causing slight stinging pain a prickly sensation prickly cold
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