What does SCALY mean?

Here is the result: Scaly

Parts of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Having or covered with scales.

Pronunciation (US): /ˈskeɪli/

Pronunciation (UK): /ˈskeɪli/

Origin and Usage: The word "scaly" originated from the Old Norse word "skálugr" meaning "covered with scales". It has been in use in English since the 14th century.

Synonyms: Scaled, flaky, rough, crusty, scabrous.

Related Words: Scale, scalp, scald, scare, scarp.

Example Sentences:

  • The scaly skin of the reptile felt rough to the touch.
  • The fisherman caught a scaly fish with a shiny silver skin.
  • The dry, scaly patches on her skin were caused by eczema.
  • The scaly bark of the tree was peeling off in strips.
  • The scaly surface of the rock was slippery and hard to climb.

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