Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Small, round, and shiny.
  • adjective Decorated or covered with beads.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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bead +‎ -y

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