variants or less commonly slatey
: of, containing, or characteristic of slate
also : gray like slate

Examples of slaty in a Sentence

slaty stones in the riverbed

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slaty was circa 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Slaty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: of, containing, or characteristic of slate
: of a purplish gray color
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