slaty

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

Definition of slaty

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

Examples of slaty in a Sentence

  1. slaty stones in the riverbed

First Known Use of slaty

circa 1529

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