\ ˈsliŋ-kē How to pronounce slinky (audio) \
slinkier; slinkiest

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

Other Words from slinky

slinkily \ ˈsliŋ-​kə-​lē How to pronounce slinky (audio) \ adverb
slinkiness \ ˈsliŋ-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce slinky (audio) \ noun

Examples of slinky in a Sentence

The dancers wore slinky costumes.
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First Known Use of slinky

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2022

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“Slinky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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