Definition of slinky
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
slinkilyplay \ˈsliŋ-kə-lē\ adverb
slinkinessplay \ˈsliŋ-kē-nəs\ noun
Examples of slinky in a Sentence
The dancers wore slinky costumes.
Recent Examples of slinky from the Web
Trump wore another Dolce & Gabbana outfit for that event, a slinky tulle and mesh mirror dress in silver.
Cats are slinky and athletic, and most people don’t think of them as prone to musculoskeletal problems.
His ninth solo project overflows with slinky grooves and evokes the softer side of '70s funk blended with a hefty dose of Philly soul.
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First Known Use of slinky
SLINKY Defined for English Language Learners
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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