Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. White like a pearl; very white.

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

  • adj. of a white the color of pearls

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His suit was expensive, and he grinned, flashing a pearly-white set of teeth at me.

    My Fair Succubi

  • Appears to be a futuristic Metropolis-inspired lavatory, with robot-like supersized Oscars and giant black and pearly-white tiles.

    Oscar showtime: This year vs. others

  • Fish balls, made of mild, pearly-white ground fish that take on the consistency of hard-boiled egg white when cooked, were popular with little kids sitting near us.

    Hot, and in more ways than one Uncle Liu's showcases popular pots

  • Short of saying that Barack Obama wants to sleep with your pearly-white daughter, O'Reilly used just about every button meant to alarm his white fans to the fact that Barack Obama is BLACK and that just his running for, let alone becoming, president, could set off race-laced fireworks.

    O'Reilly Wants Proof That FoxNews Is Racist? Read Your Own Columns, Bill

  • Short of saying that Barack Obama wants to sleep with your pearly-white daughter, O'Reilly uses just about every button meant to alarm his white fans to the fact that Barack Obama is BLACK and that just his running for, let alone becoming, president, could set off race-laced fireworks.

    Most Race-Baiting Column EVER!

  • The commercant commercants* are handing out the friendship flowers: the butcher (who should be off work, non?) is offering "un brin de muguet" to his faithful clients and some fancy boxed cakes have been seen leaving the chocolate shop with the little flowers tucked beneath the pearly-white ribbons that fasten the boxes.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The commercant commercants* are handing out the friendship flowers: the butcher who should be off work, non? is offering "un brin de muguet" to his faithful clients and some fancy boxed cakes have been seen leaving the chocolate shop with the little flowers tucked beneath the pearly-white ribbons that fasten the boxes.

    muguet - French Word-A-Day

  • “My teeth,” Jia-ling said and revealed two flawlessly even, pearly-white rows, exemplars of oral hygiene.

    Heaven Lake

  • He's also good-looking, with twin rows of pearly-white teeth, naturally swarthy skin, and eyes which can bore right through you.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Moran grinned, his teeth pearly-white against his bronze complexion.

    Laying His Claim

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