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slinky

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Pronunciation: /ˈslɪŋki
 
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Definition of slinky in English:

adjective (slinkier, slinkiest)

informal
1(Of a garment) fitting closely to the lines of the body: a slinky black evening dress
More example sentences
  • Fabrics offer luxurious style in rich velvets, sheer chiffon, shiny satin and slinky jerseys.
  • I looked in my closet and found a black slinky dress.
  • The black slinky dress hugged her curves and emphasized her generous bosom.
Synonyms
sexy
informal sprayed on
1.1Graceful and sinuous or seductive in movement: slinky models sashayed down the catwalk
More example sentences
  • The slinky waves, graceful and sinuous in movement, invite fishermen to reactivate their fishing nets and venture into the swirling waters.
  • He is beautifully made with graceful horns, a slinky, prism-like tail, and playful, though mocking and feral, eyes.
  • I mean, how could a record be so irresistibly slinky and seductive?
Synonyms
sinuous, feline, willowy, graceful, sleek

Derivatives

slinkily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Above all, it was the slinkily emerging blues finale to Act I (the singers seizing a standard lamp as though it were a microphone) that confronted us with Tippett's nerve-tingling operatic genius.
  • Chocolate responds to the warmth of your mouth and each fondle of your tongue; softly, slinkily and slowly it melts.
  • The dialogueless scenario refuses to jell, and is performed somewhat unconvincingly, except when the performer slinkily dances.

slinkiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Mid-tempo rockers dominate an album-long driving rhythm that feeds off slinkiness more than solid pounding.
  • Their typical slinkiness was as conspicuous as an uncloaked ghost floating over the Arc de Triomphe.
  • The slinkiness made it cool. Other than that, the new film is at a slow pace.

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