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ˈpɜr lipear·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chopper, pearlyadjective

    informal terms for a human `tooth'

  2. pearly, pearly-whiteadjective

    of a white the color of pearls


  1. pearlynoun


  2. pearlyadjective

    Of a pale greyish white colour, tinted with blue.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pearlyadjective

    Etymology: from pearl.

    Some in their pearly shells at ease, attend
    Moist nutriment. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Another was invested with a pearly shell, having the sutures finely displayed upon its surface. John Woodward.

    Which when she heard, full pearly floods
    I in her eyes might view. Michael Drayton.

    ’Tis sweet the blushing morn to view,
    And plains adorn’d with pearly dew, Dryden.

    For what the day devours, the nightly dew
    Shall to the morn in pearly drops renew. Dryden.


  1. pearly

    Pearly refers to something that has the luster, shine, or color of a pearl—usually a smooth, creamy hue and a pale, soft luster. It can also describe a surface that has an iridescent or light-reflecting quality similar to that seen on a pearl.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pearlyadjective

    containing pearls; abounding with, or yielding, pearls; as, pearly shells

  2. Pearlyadjective

    resembling pearl or pearls; clear; pure; transparent; iridescent; as, the pearly dew or flood


  1. Pearly

    Stranded on an embattled planet, the 58th must race to reach the rendezvous point in time to save an injured Shane-and their only hope is a marooned officer, who's been on the planet for months, and has developed a possibly suspicious rapport with the enemy.

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Anagrams for pearly »

  1. parley

  2. player

  3. replay

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pearly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pearly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pearly in a Sentence

  1. Pedro Ruiz:

    So if I’m going to die, I’m pretty much ready to go to heaven right now. If I die, I’ll be ready for Jesus. He probably won’t accept me into the pearly gates because of how stupid this is, but I have confidence that my girlfriend will hit the book and not me.

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