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Definition of "pearly" [pearl•y]

  • Resembling pearls. (adjective)
  • Covered or decorated with pearls or mother-of-pearl. (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 "pearly" in a sentence
  • "He doesn’t take comfort in pearly gates and angels."
  • "These same tribes term the pearly drops of dew which cover the beautiful leaves of the heliconia 'star spit.'"
  • "This is what we would describe as a well-circumscribed kind of pearly or waxy or shiny - looking bump that doesn't heal."