Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Small, round, and shiny: beady eyes.
  • adj. Decorated or covered with beads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling beads; small, round, and gleaming.
  • adj. Bright and penetrating.
  • adj. Covered or ornamented with, or as if with, beads.
  • adj. Characterized by beads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling beads; small, round, and glistening.
  • adj. Covered or ornamented with, or as with, beads.
  • adj. Characterized by beads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bead-like; small, round, and glittering: applied especially to eyes.
  • Covered with or full of beads; having a bead, as ale or other liquor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. covered with beads or jewels or sequins
  • adj. small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button

Etymologies

bead +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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