slith·​ery ˈsli-t͟hə-rē How to pronounce slithery (audio)
: having a slippery surface, texture, or quality

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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slithery was circa 1825

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“Slithery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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slith·​ery ˈslit͟h-ə-rē How to pronounce slithery (audio)
: having a slippery surface, texture, or quality
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