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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.

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

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.
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"

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
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

pearly

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

pearly

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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

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

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.
References in classic literature ?
Her pearly locks Resemble snow-coils on the mountain top; Her eyebrows arch -- the crescent moon.
The pearly lustre of the moon went out: The mossy banks and the meandering paths, The happy flowers and the repining trees, Were seen no more: the very roses' odors Died in the arms of the adoring airs.
Besides the fundamental principle already hinted at, I demanded the fresh bloom of youth, pearly teeth, glossy ringlets, and the whole list of lovely items, with the utmost delicacy of habits and sentiments, a silken texture of mind, and, above all, a virgin heart.
I am afraid the Twin Sailors will never again come to you in the pearly, enchanted boat with the sail of moonshine; and the Golden Lady will play no more for you on her golden harp.
Do thou, sweet Zephyrus, rising from thy fragrant bed, mount the western sky, and lead on those delicious gales, the charms of which call forth the lovely Flora from her chamber, perfumed with pearly dews, when on the 1st of June, her birth-day, the blooming maid, in loose attire, gently trips it over the verdant mead, where every flower rises to do her homage, till the whole field becomes enamelled, and colours contend with sweets which shall ravish her most.
On the shell it is fast: in the flesh it is loose; but always has for a kernel a small hard substance, maybe a barren egg, maybe a grain of sand, around which the pearly matter deposits itself year after year successively, and by thin concentric layers.
In reply to the mute invitation of Grimaud, he approached, and saw in one of them Athos, still handsome in death, and, in the other, Raoul with his eyes closed, his cheeks pearly as those of the Palls of Virgil, with a smile on his violet lips.
Far off in the bending sky was the pearly light; and she felt the largeness of the world and the manifold wakings of men to labor and endurance.
When the first light of the rising moon touched the sail, illuminating the boat with pearly radiance, Ruth moved away from him.
Mirabel smiles, and shows the prettiest little pearly teeth.
His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips.
Mysticism, with its marvellous power of making common things strange to us, and the subtle antinomianism that always seems to accompany it, moved him for a season; and for a season he inclined to the materialistic doctrines of the Darwinismus movement in Germany, and found a curious pleasure in tracing the thoughts and passions of men to some pearly cell in the brain, or some white nerve in the body, delighting in the conception of the absolute dependence of the spirit on certain physical conditions, morbid or healthy, normal or diseased.