slithery

adjective
slith·​ery | \ ˈsli-t͟hə-rē How to pronounce slithery (audio) \

Definition of slithery

: having a slippery surface, texture, or quality

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Examples of slithery in a Sentence

She wore a sexy, slithery dress. low tide exposes a stretch of beach strewn with seaweed and slithery rocks
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First Known Use of slithery

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slithery was circa 1825

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“Slithery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slithery. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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slithery

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How to pronounce slithery (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of slithery

: having an unpleasantly slippery surface, feeling, or quality
: having a flowing and smooth look or way of moving

slithery

adjective
slith·​ery | \ ˈsli-t͟hə-rē How to pronounce slithery (audio) \

Kids Definition of slithery

: having a slippery surface, texture, or quality

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