Definition of sightly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪtli/


Pleasing to the eye: metal guards can also be used but are less sightly
More example sentences
  • Old railway sleepers have been laid along substantial stretches of the path to Coire Ardair: perhaps not the most sightly solution to the problem, but it has been successful in allowing vegetation on either side to regenerate.
  • A lighted Christmas crib, the hand-craft of John Earley, was donated to the town and positioned in Main Street opposite Mooney's Lounge, and it creates a sightly scene.
  • Veneers might offer a quick-fix Hollywood grin, but braces are making a comeback as technological advances make them more sightly - and more effective.



Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪtlɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • Residential areas are becoming increasingly saturated with the towers, often over the protests of neighbors concerned about sightliness and safety.
  • The same cause renders the joints of the brickwork too large for sightliness, but the result so far as strength is concerned is very satisfactory.
  • As seen from the roadside, color and neatness are probably the two most important factors in visual sightliness, Strobel says.

Words that rhyme with sightly

knightly, nightly, sprightly

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