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pearly Syllabification: pearl·y
Pronunciation: /ˈpərlē/

Definition of pearly in English:

adjective (pearlier, pearliest)

1Resembling a pearl in luster or color: the pearly light of a clear, still dawn
More example sentences
  • Hector shut his eyes, to see his inner world, a blaze of swirling pearly colours.
  • Chris's green eyes glittered, and a smile played across his pearly teeth as he ran his hands ran through his short black hair.
  • She has taken the last few days off, however, because she has just had her teeth bleached pearly white.
1.1Containing or adorned with pearls or mother-of-pearl.
Example sentences
  • In his own defence, he discloses that, though he is a Londoner to his pearly suit, he is nevertheless one-eighth Scottish on his mother's side, which doesn't even qualify him for a clan tartan.


pearly whites
informal A person’s teeth.
Example sentences
  • Then, fully conscious, I could feel the dentist working away at my pearlies and finally pulling them out.
  • His teeth were rows of perfectly set pearly whites, and he had a dimple in his left cheek.
  • Ironically, excessive bleaching can turn pearly whites into an unnatural translucent blue.


Pronunciation: /ˈpərlēnəs/

Words that rhyme with pearly

Burghley, Burley, burly, curly, early, girlie, hurley, hurly-burly, Shirley, surly, swirly, twirly
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