Definition of bristly in English:


Syllabification: bris·tly
Pronunciation: /ˈbrislē


1(Of hair or foliage) having a stiff and prickly texture.
More example sentences
  • The bristly hair in your mustache prickles my skin, itching a bit.
  • Mr. Gershwin, a rather catlike man with an intelligent face and bristly whiskers, began.
  • My eyes were closed to avoid getting jabbed by the bristly grass blades.
prickly, spiky, thorny, scratchy, bramblystubbly, hairy, fuzzy, unshaven, whiskered, whiskery; scratchy, rough, coarse, prickly; Biologysetaceous, hispid
1.1Covered with short stiff hairs: he rubbed his bristly chin
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  • He was a short man with long unkempt hair and a bristly unshaved chin.
  • The seeds of the castor plant have a bristly outer cover.
  • He had dark wavy hair, dark blue eyes and a bristly chin.

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