snaky

adjective \ ˈsnā-kē \
variants: or less commonly snakey

Definition of snaky

1 :of, formed of, or entwined with snakes
  • the Gorgon with snaky hair
  • —Joseph Addison
2 :serpentine, snakelike
  • snaky coils
3 :suggestive of a snake
  • the oiliness and snaky insinuation of his demeanor
  • —Thomas DeQuincy
4 :abounding in snakes

snakily

play \ˈsnā-kə-lē\ adverb

Examples of snaky in a Sentence

  1. His hair was long and snaky.

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First Known Use of snaky

1567


SNAKY Defined for English Language Learners

snaky

adjective

Definition of snaky for English Language Learners

  • : moving like a snake

  • : long, thin, or twisting like a snake


SNAKY Defined for Kids

snaky

adjective \ ˈsnā-kē \

Definition of snaky for Students

snakier; snakiest
1 :of or like a snake
2 :full of snakes

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