Definition of slinky in English:

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slinky

Pronunciation: /ˈsliNGkē/

adjective (slinkier, slinkiest)

informal
Graceful and sinuous in movement, line, or figure: 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

noun

(Slinky) trademark
A toy consisting of a flexible helical spring that can be made to somersault down steps.
Example sentences
  • Imagine having a Slinky spring laid out on the ground, with one end fixed.
  • It's as if he's steeling himself for the moment when Billy explodes out of a privy, banging against the walls pinball-style and careening down the road like a Slinky on ecstasy.
  • The secret is a magnetic coil that looks much like a Slinky toy, placed between the plasma source and the substrate to be coated.

Derivatives

slinkily

Pronunciation: /ˈsliNGkəlē/
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

Pronunciation: /ˈsliNGkēnəs/
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.

Words that rhyme with slinky

dinky, Helsinki, inky, Kinki, kinky, minke, pinkie, pinky, stinky, stotinki

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: slink·y

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