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.



Pronunciation: /ˈsneɪkɪli/
Example sentences
  • 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.


Example sentences
  • 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

Words that rhyme with snaky

achy, Blakey, flaky, quaky, shaky, wakey-wakey

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