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
A diver swims above a garden of stony corals on the Great Barrier Reef, which is more than 1,250 miles long.
Colorful sponges cover their stony faces and layers of vibrant coral grow around their shape.
Zornio said her father’s initial reaction to her plans — stony silence — has just begun to yield to acceptance.
Obviously, this is a potentially explosive anecdote that, if it gets set in stony memory, will transform the tragic events of Tuesday into a potent political weapon.
Or, accept a ride to the stony restaurant and indulge your caving craving over a pile of Skunk Onion Rings.
Montalcino This touristy Brunello-wine capital still manages to exude a stony charm.
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.
The drive there snakes through streets skirted by ice-cream colored houses and the views by the lake are golden: imagine coral sunsets, azure waters, stony castles, and lemon groves.
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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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