sandier; sandiest
: consisting of or containing sand : full of sand
: sprinkled with sand
: of the color sand
sandiness noun

Examples of sandy in a Sentence

The soil in my garden is very sandy. the child with sandy hair really stood out among the brunettes
Recent Examples on the Web The island’s 34 miles of soft, sandy beaches are a great place to scout the seas for friendly fins. Tara Massouleh McCay, Southern Living, 11 July 2024 At the resort, guests can dive into its absolutely massive pool that overlooks the crystal-clear waters or laze about in their boho-chic rooms that are decked out in sandy tones with massive picture windows that make the view the star of the show. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2024 Kids will love wading and paddling in the tide along this mile-long sandy beach, with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge looming dramatically in the distance. Tim Ebner, Washington Post, 10 July 2024 By Chad de Guzman July 2, 2024 4:15 AM EDT The Fourth of July holiday can often be a great opportunity to visit the seaside for a sandy getaway. Chad De Guzman, TIME, 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for sandy 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of sandy was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sandy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


sandier; sandiest
: consisting of, containing, or sprinkled with sand
: of a yellowish gray color

Geographical Definition


geographical name

city in northern Utah south of Salt Lake City population 87,461

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