Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adj. - Having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles.

Usage examples (32)
  • This was so upsetting that Ribbon almost missed noticing that Marie spelt the adjective 'scaley'.
  • Makes skin look "scaley" Sorry for such a negative review (and the choppy editing, I went over time and needed to condense)!
  • We picked up scaley barks, chestnuts, and walnuts.
  • They tasted very foot-like; scaley, tough, earthy. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.