Definition of beady in English:

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beady

Pronunciation: /ˈbēdē/

adjective

1(Of a person’s eyes) small, round, and gleaming.
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
More example sentences
  • 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
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.

Words that rhyme with beady

greedy, needy, reedy, seedy, speedy, tweedy, weedy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bead·y

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