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Syllabification: sand·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsandē
 
/

adjective (sandier, sandiest)

1Covered in or consisting mostly of sand: pine woods and a fine sandy beach
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  • Coming back we crossed a vast expanse of low, sandy hummocks covered with sand verbena.
  • The Brazos also has many sand bars and sandy beaches that make for great picnic spots or swim areas.
  • If your soil is mostly sandy, the Nitrogen in the fertilizer should leach out fairly quickly with continued watering.
2(Especially of hair) light yellowish brown.
Example sentences
  • He seemed a few years older than Pavel, had light brown eyes and sandy golden hair, and his cheeks were flushed from the run in the cold air.
  • One of them had golden blond hair and a football player's build, while the second had light, sandy brown hair and blue eyes.
  • He was very short and he had a mouse-like appearance; small nose, small eyes, pale skin and an extremely light sandy hair.

Origin

Old English sandig (see sand, -y1).

Derivatives

sandiness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Calcium salts are notorious for solubility issues, causing sandiness or grittiness.
  • ‘Mouthfeel is important because you can get sandiness or grittiness,’ he says.
  • The mouthfeel is especially pleasing, smooth and creamy like Gruyere, but moister, with none of the sandiness that Gruyere can have.

sandyish

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • The other type is a dirtiness where the screens whites appear to be sandyish and have a slight grey hue to them.

Words that rhyme with sandy

Andy, bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, jim-dandy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, randy, Río Grande, sandhi, sforzandi, shandy

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Syllabification: sand·y
Pronunciation: /ˈsandē
 
/
(also pecan sandy)

noun (plural sandies)

A light, crumbly cookie, typically made with chopped pecans.
Example sentences
  • I fantasized about thumbprint cookies, gooey with jam, and about silky buttery sandies melting in my mouth.
  • Do you really know your pecan sandies from your chocolate-chip treats?
  • I've experimented with pecan sandies and chocolate wafers as the base and fresh fruit, pie filling and sweetened sour cream as toppings.

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Syllabification: San·dy
Pronunciation: /ˈsandē
 
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A city in north central Utah, south of Salt Lake City; population 96,660 (est. 2008).

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