Definitions

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  • adj. Of or having somewhat of a purple blee or hue.

Etymologies

From purple +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also hanging-on further up the line are the remaining fragments of the GCR station in purply-orange brick and cream terracotta, including this evocative sign for the Parcels Offices.

    Railway Echo No 7

  • The truth is, I used to write way too prettily and "purply".

    Sexy, Sexy Armadillos

  • They were sold out of black when I finally went for it, and silver is boring, so I got 'red' which is really 'rose', which is really more of a nice pinky-purply color and not as feminine as it sounds.

    julieandrews: My First E-Reader

  • Instead the tomatoes are lightly crushed and simmered in white wine before the clams are added to the pan, breaking down to release their flavour into the sauce, while remaining intact enough to add blobs of vibrant colour to the dish – a nice counterpoint to the purply shells of the seafood.

    How to cook perfect spaghetti alle vongole

  • A well-imagined story does not rev up bland, everyday events with lurid, purply, overwrought language that seeks to elevate such events beyond their due.

    Telling Tails

  • And it was, it was that oddly purply brown-grey that you get from dried grapevine twined into wreaths.

    mrissa: Why nobody puts me in charge of marketing children's clothes.

  • I used two pieces of hand-dyed fabric - the one you see is actually quite a purply blue, but that colour doesn't photograph well.

    Stars, Crosses, Goals

  • *Raps awl tigh tigh tight wiv teh dukkee taype, wiv purply foyle anna twisty whyre jus in kase*

    CATEAU DOMESTICO - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • One thing I didn't remember, that came as a jolt to me, was the purply prose style Bradbury employs in this novel.

    SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES by Ray Bradbury

  • She flashed this huge smile, and the black light made her teeth look purply white and freaky.

    Freefall

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