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scal·y

 (skā′lē)
adj. scal·i·er, scal·i·est
1. Covered or partially covered with scales.
2. Shedding scales or flakes; flaking.

scal′i·ness n.

scaly

(ˈskeɪlɪ)
adj, scalier or scaliest
1. resembling or covered in scales
2. peeling off in scales
ˈscaliness n

scal•y

(ˈskeɪ li)

adj. scal•i•er, scal•i•est.
1. covered with or abounding in scales or scale.
2. characterized by or consisting of scales.
3. peeling or flaking in scales.
4. shabby; despicable.
[1520–30]
scal′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scaly - rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.scaly - having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
armoured, armored - used of animals; provided with protective covering

scaly

adjective
1. squamous, squamate, lamellose, lamelliform The brown rat has prominent ears and a long scaly tail.
2. flaky, scabrous, scurfy, furfuraceous (Medical), squamous or squamose (Biology), squamulose If your skin becomes red, sore or very scaly, consult your doctor.
Translations
حَرْشَفي
šupinatý
escamosaescamosoescuamiforme
hreistraîur
šupinatý
kabuklupullu

scaly

[ˈskeɪlɪ] ADJ (scalier (compar) (scaliest (superl))) → escamoso

scaly

[ˈskeɪli] adj
(= covered in scales) [animal, tail] → écailleux/euse
(= flaky) [skin] → qui se desquame

scaly

adj (+er)
skin, creatureschuppig; wallsabblätternd
kettle, pipeverkalkt

scaly

[ˈskeɪlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → squamoso/a

scale3

(skeil) noun
any of the small thin plates or flakes that cover the skin of fishes, reptiles etc. A herring's scales are silver in colour.
ˈscaly adjective
(of fish etc) covered with scales.

scal·y

a. escamoso-a.

scaly

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) escamoso
References in periodicals archive ?
[7] Chronic eczema is scalier with thickening and pigmentation with less vesicular eruptions.
They may start off as adorable, big-eyed Mogwai but feed them after midnight or get them wet and before long they hatch out into something greenier, scalier and far, far naughtier.
Influenced by Harlem Renaissance poets such as Claude MacKay and Langston Hughes, Damas, as Noland convincingly argues, was also familiar with Vladimir Mayakovsky's "verse scalier" as translated into French by Louis Aragon, in which words are scattered on the page, suggesting the lyrical voice's fragmentation.