slinky

adjective \ ˈsliŋ-kē \

Definition of slinky

slinkier; slinkiest
1 :characterized by slinking :stealthily quiet
  • slinky movements
2 :sleek and sinuous in movement or outline; especially :following the lines of the figure in a gracefully flowing manner
  • a slinky evening gown

slinkily

play \ˈsliŋ-kə-lē\ adverb

slinkiness

play \ˈsliŋ-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of slinky in a Sentence

  1. The dancers wore slinky costumes.

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First Known Use of slinky

1918


SLINKY Defined for English Language Learners

slinky

adjective

Definition of slinky for English Language Learners

  • : fitting closely to the body in a sexy way

  • : slow in a sexually attractive way


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