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
At Peter Dundas's eponymous debut, the always slinky-minded designer sent out two iterations: first, a semi-sheer lace look with an oversize sash; then, a blue full-sequin catsuit also accented by a giant sash.
And rising New York rapper Ro Ransom hits just the right notes on a slinky new single.
Wearefreshproduce.com Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Indoor Stage, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 3:30 p.m. Indie act The Dream Masons create slinky blues-folk with a bite, offering up punchy, old school No Doubt moments.
In 1977, Lena Horne marked her 60th birthday in the Blue Room in a slinky gown the color of a fire engine.
The Grammy Award-winning, electrifying blues rocker released his debut in 2010 and hasn't stopped evolving his eclectic, slinky sound.
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.
Stettheimer peopled her pictures with willowy figures—women in slinky gowns and men in close-fitting suits.
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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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