slaty

adjective
\ˈslā-tē \
variants: or less commonly slatey

Definition of slaty 

: of, containing, or characteristic of slate also : gray like slate

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Synonyms

gray (also grey), grayish, leaden, silver, silvery, slate, steely

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Examples of slaty in a Sentence

slaty stones in the riverbed

First Known Use of slaty

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slaty was circa 1529

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