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
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps the Kraken is something less shadowy, less slithery, less imaginary. Washington Post, "A Kraken is loose in America," 10 Dec. 2020 Watch the video to the end to see Jack try to muster up the courage to walk past the fang-y, slithery snake fight. Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "Rattlesnake battle stops traffic on popular hiking trail near Auburn," 28 July 2017 But this is early March, and those slithery devils are likely still coiled in their dens, awaiting warmer temperatures. Bruce Whiting, idahostatesman, "With snow in the mountains, southeastern Oregon’s Leslie Gulch beckons," 17 Apr. 2017

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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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20 Dec 2020

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“Slithery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of slithery

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


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

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: having a slippery surface, texture, or quality

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