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pearl·y

 (pûr′lē)
adj. pearl·i·er, pearl·i·est
1. Resembling pearls.
2. Covered or decorated with pearls or mother-of-pearl.
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pearly

(ˈpɜːlɪ)
adj, pearlier or pearliest
1. resembling a pearl, esp in lustre
2. (Colours) of the colour pearl; pale bluish-grey
3. decorated with pearls or mother-of-pearl
(in Britain) n, pl pearlies
4. a London costermonger who wears on ceremonial occasions a traditional dress of dark clothes covered with pearl buttons
5. (plural) the clothes or the buttons themselves
ˈpearliness n
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pearl•y

(ˈpɜr li)

adj. pearl•i•er, pearl•i•est.
1. like a pearl, esp. in being white or lustrous: pearly teeth.
2. adorned with or abounding in pearls or mother-of-pearl.
[1400–50]
pearl′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pearly - informal terms for a human `tooth'pearly - informal terms for a human `tooth'  
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
Adj.1.pearly - of a white the color of pearls
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
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pearly

adjective
1. iridescent, mother-of-pearl, opalescent, nacreous, margaric, margaritic a suit covered with pearly buttons
2. ivory, creamy, milky, silvery pearly white teeth
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Translations
لُؤْلُؤي
perleťovýperlový
eins og perla
inci gibi

pearly

[ˈpɜːlɪ] ADJ (pearlier (compar) (pearliest (superl))) [teeth] → de perla; [colour] → color de perla
pearly white/pinkblanco/rosa perla
the Pearly Gates (hum) → las puertas del cielo
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pearly

adj (+er) (in colour) → perlmuttfarben; pearly buttonsPerlmuttknöpfe pl; a pearly costumeein Kostüm ntmit Perlmuttknöpfen

pearly

:
Pearly Gates
plHimmelstür f
pearly king/queen
n Straßenverkäufer(in) in London, der/die ein mit Perlmuttknöpfen und bunten Perlen besticktes Kostüm trägt
pearly-white
adjstrahlend weiß; teethperlweiß; skin, fabricblütenweiß
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pearly

[ˈpɜːlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (teeth) → come perle; (buttons) → a perla
pearly white → bianco perla inv
the Pearly Gates (hum) → le porte del paradiso
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pearl

(pəːl) noun
a valuable, hard, round object formed by oysters and several other shellfish. The necklace consists of three strings of pearls; (also adjective) a pearl necklace.
ˈpearly adjective
like pearls. pearly teeth.
ˈpearl-diver, ˈpearl-fisher nouns
a person who dives or fishes for pearls.
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