Definition of beady in English:

beady

Syllabification: bead·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbēdē
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a person’s eyes) small, round, and gleaming.
    More example sentences
    • His black, beady eyes glared at her behind wrinkled cheeks and a round nose.
    • The blackbird in question is perched on a painted branch above the stairs, looking down with a beady eye on a mural which commemorates many of the Chip's staff and regulars.
    • Now he rubs his beady eyes in sheer confusion at the wilfulness of his charges (ie, us), who simply refuse to listen to common sense anymore.
  • 1.1(Of a look) bright and penetrating: she fixed him with a beady stare
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    • Even the emus are entrancing until they fix you with their beady stares.
    • Emilia turned her around and fixed her with a beady stare.
    • Her head hovered over Anna with tight lips and beady stare.

Derivatives

beadily

Pronunciation: /ˈbēdəlē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • We saw two kingfishers: brilliant cyan swoops in midair, or sitting on a branch staring beadily down at the water surface.
  • And then there is the small matter of the washing up mountain, looking at me beadily from the table and kitchen.
  • As she awaits it, Leah Malot steals a sideways looks at her and Sally Barsosio watches her beadily.

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