Definition of stony
stonilyplay \ˈstō-nə-lē\ adverb
stoninessplay \ˈstō-nē-nəs\ noun
Examples of stony in a Sentence
She gave him a stony stare.
the judge's stony demeanor didn't raise the defendant's hopes for a more lenient sentence
Recent Examples of stony from the Web
From a distance, Scarabeo looks like a jumble of plain white cloth tents dropped by mistake in the middle of the stark, stony Agafay Desert.
A short car ride through stony suburbs ends at a forlorn cluster of a dozen buildings: Laurentian University.
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First Known Use of stony
before 12th century
STONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stony for English Language Learners
: full of stones
: made of stone or hard like stone
: showing no emotion or friendliness
STONY Defined for Kids
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