slaty


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slat·y

 (slā′tē)
adj. slat·i·er, slat·i·est
1. Composed of or resembling slate.
2. Having the color of slate.

slaty

(ˈsleɪtɪ)
adj, slatier or slatiest
1. consisting of or resembling slate
2. (Colours) having the colour of slate
ˈslatiness n

slat•y

(ˈsleɪ ti)

adj. slat•i•er, slat•i•est.
1. consisting of or resembling slate.
2. having the color of slate.
[1520–30]
slat′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slaty - of the color of slate or granite; "the slaty sky of dawn"
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations

slaty

[ˈsleɪtɪ] ADJ (in appearance, texture etc) → parecido a pizarra, pizarroso; (in colour) → color pizarra

slaty

adj materialschief(e)rig; (in colour) → schieferfarben; slaty blue eyesgraublaue Augen pl
References in classic literature ?
For a moment she remained dazzlingly white, then faded away slowly to nothing in a squall, only to reappear again, nearly black, resembling a post stuck upright against the slaty background of solid cloud.
"You would not have to look long among those fissures of slaty schist without finding peptites of considerable value."
We saw the shimmering slaty gleam of their skins between the tree-trunks, and their heads undulating high above the brush-wood.
I remember before the night fell looking out again at the outlines of her spars and rigging that stood out dark and pointed on a back- ground of ragged, slaty clouds like another and a slighter spire to the left of the Brenzett church- tower.
"It concerns an elephant, old and wise, who fell into a trap, and the sharpened stake in the pit scarred him from a little above his heel to the crest of his shoulder, leaving a white mark." Mowgli threw out his hand, and as Hathi wheeled the moonlight showed a long white scar on his slaty side, as though he had been struck with a red-hot whip.
We left the next morning and took a boat to the Kinabatangan Wetlands, where, again, I was surprised by the sheer number of species we were able to see in a few hours of effortless wildlife viewing: short-clawed otters, Sambar deer, crocodiles and a wonderful array of birds including a fly-past by four great slaty woodpeckers -- the biggest in the world.
The male is slaty grey above with a rich deep red throat and breast, pale belly and distinct white moustachial stripe.
The TYRP2 protein was identified as the enzyme DCT at the slaty locus on chromosome 14 in mouse [9] and is known as either DCT or TYRP2 [10].
Abe, "Changes of melanosome morphology associated with the differentiation of epidermal melanocytes in slaty mice," The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, vol.
under the cliffs were lying black lumps, apparently of slaty stone rounded by attrition" (Flinders 1797).
This involved the installation of a water quality improvement scheme at Slaty Sike, a tributary of Haltwhistle Burn.