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Definition of "nubbly" []

  • Rough or irregular; textured: the nubbly surface of raw silk. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nubbly" in a sentence
  • "Really, though, it's the differences that make each building: Safdie builds around a prismatic skylight that renders everything reflective and cool, Saarinen encases his geometric space in nubbly, irregular brickwork that's human and warm."
  • "Peggy was struggling with a stout and somewhat "nubbly" piece of wood, which was slowly shaping itself under the vigorous strokes of her jack-knife."
  • "Lucy took out some number six needles and picked a small ball of nubbly orange yarn from the selection Maggie had prepared."