Definition of snaky in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsneɪki
(also snakey)

adjective (snakier, snakiest)

  • 1Like a snake in appearance; long and sinuous: a long snaky whip
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    • Flora had become a beautiful green snaky dragon.
    • She gestured to the long, snaky line ahead of her.
    • Honsha carries are a sword with a snaky curved blade and a short dagger - like weapon with a slightly longer hilt and a blade curved backwards.
  • 1.1Of the supposed nature of a snake in showing coldness, venom, or cunning: a snaky friend
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    • Calling someone snakey would be fairly negative, and Giselle wasn't really bad.
    • Every now and again, a snaky comment would erupt from his lips but there was always a quick apology while he muttered something that she couldn't ever hear.
  • 2Australian /NZ informal Angry; irritable: what are you snaky about?
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    • So this morning in the Sunday papers we have Richard Carleton over on Nine's 60 Minutes getting all snaky about Paul Barry joining the tick tick tickers next year.
    • Angelina Jolie has a wild time as Alexander's snakey mum, Olympias, though you do wonder why she bothers.
    • One minute I am intolerant and snakey, the next I am dancing around the lounge room with Amelia to her CD of Latin music (cha cha cha!) or sewing a tiny dog in a creative frenzy.



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  • Mears snakily threads melody, then tears into the reed, taking the clarinet into the other world.
  • He plays a snakily elegant playboy named Jamison, who has raised the art of seduction to a lucrative business.
  • There's a good trio of sisters, with Suzanne Burden outstanding as a snakily vain Goneril.


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  • As snakes can also be poorly cooked, the snakiness does not detract from the duck-magic.
  • This results from excessive snakiness of the chain due to sprocket and roller misalignment or uneven roller wear.
  • Jessica is only able to control her snakiness with the connivance of the white man who entrapped her in his plot

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