slinky

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adjective \ˈsliŋ-kē\

Definition of slinky

slinkier

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slinkiest

  1. 1 :  characterized by slinking :  stealthily quiet slinky movements

  2. 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.

1918

First Known Use of slinky

1918


SLINKY Defined for English Language Learners

slinky

play
adjective \ˈsliŋ-kē\

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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