beady

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bead·y

 (bē′dē)
adj. bead·i·er, bead·i·est
1. Small, round, and shiny: beady eyes.
2. Decorated or covered with beads.

beady

(ˈbiːdɪ)
adj, beadier or beadiest
1. small, round, and glittering: used esp of eyes
2. resembling or covered with beads
ˈbeadily adv
ˈbeadiness n

bead•y

(ˈbi di)

adj. bead•i•er, bead•i•est.
1. beadlike; small, round, and glittering: beady eyes.
2. covered with or full of beads.
[1820–30]
bead′i•ly, adv.
bead′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beady - small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or buttonbeady - small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button; "bright beady eyes"; "black buttony eyes"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
2.beady - covered with beads or jewels or sequinsbeady - covered with beads or jewels or sequins
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction

beady

adjective bright, powerful, concentrated, sharp, intense, shining, glittering, gleaming, glinting She felt the old woman's beady eyes on her.
Translations
خَرَزي الشَّكْل
korálkovitý
lítill og glitrandi
korálikový
küçük ve parlak

beady

[ˈbiːdɪ] ADJ beady eyesojos mpl pequeños y brillantes

beady

[ˈbiːdi] adj
beady eyes → yeux mpl de fouine

beady

adj beady eyewaches Auge; I’ve got my beady eye on you (inf)ich beobachte Sie genau!

beady

[ˈbiːdɪ] adj beady eyesocchi mpl piccoli e penetranti

bead

(biːd) noun
a little ball of glass etc strung with others in a necklace etc. She's wearing two strings of wooden beads.
ˈbeady adjective
(of eyes) small and bright. the beady eyes of the bird.
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When I turned on the light She crouched on a shelf, Eyeing me beadily and without fear --With interest, rather, and reproach: "This, then, is the intruder who has been bothering me lately, who clears all the crumbs from the table, who always closes the jar lids and shuts tight all cupboard doors".
One of those awkward social moments ensues, with gobblers staring beadily at decoy jakes, the smackdown-that-might-have-been degenerating quickly into a palpable sense of confusion.
Anyway, I started out watching AMC's mimicry of the '60s with a beadily faultfinding eye.