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ˈsleɪ tislaty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slate-grey, slate-gray, slaty-grey, slaty-gray, slaty, slatey, stone-grey, stone-grayadjective

    of the color of slate or granite

    "the slaty sky of dawn"


  1. slatyadjective

    Resembling the mineral slate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slatyadjective

    Having the nature of slate.

    Etymology: from slate.

    All the stone that is slaty, with a texture long, and parallel to the site of the stratum, will split only lengthways, or horizontally; and, if placed in any other position, ’tis apt to give way, start, and burst, when any considerable weight is laid upon it. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. slaty

    Slate gray is a gray color with a slight azure tinge that is a representation of the average color of the material slate. As a tertiary color, slate is an equal mix of purple and green pigments.Slaty, referring to this color, is often used to describe birds. The first recorded use of slate gray as a color name in English was in 1705.


  1. slaty

    Slaty refers to a texture or characteristic of a rock, typically a type of metamorphic rock such as slate, where it can be split into thin, smooth layers or sheets. This feature comes from the parallel alignment of microscopic crystals in the rock, commonly found in shale or similar sedimentary rocks that have undergone low-grade regional metamorphism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slatyadjective

    resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty color or texture

  2. Etymology: [From Slate.]


  1. Slaty

    very dark blackish gray with a reddish tinge [neutral with a little Indian red].

Anagrams for slaty »

  1. salty

  2. lasty

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slaty in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slaty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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