Definition of spidery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspīdərē/


Resembling a spider, especially having long, thin, angular lines like a spider’s legs: the letters were written in a spidery hand
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  • She frowned and tried to bring to mind the family tree that had hung on the wall in her father's study, the generations of spidery black lines.
  • Granted, half of the pink spidery lines were not by her own doing.
  • The pages were dog-eared and yellow, now covered with a thin, spidery hand.

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Syllabification: spi·der·y

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