- pebble ► NOUN 1) a small stone made smooth and round by the action of water or sand. 2) (before another noun ) informal with very thick lenses: pebble glasses.DERIVATIVES pebbly adjective.ORIGIN Old English.
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Pebbly — Peb bly, a. Full of pebbles; pebbled. A hard, pebbly bottom. Johnson. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
pebbly — [peb′lē, peb′əl ē] adj. pebblier, pebbliest 1. having many pebbles 2. having a bumpy, uneven surface or grain resembling pebbles … English World dictionary
pebbly — /peb lee/, adj. 1. having or covered with pebbles: the pebbly beach at Nice. 2. (of a texture, design, etc.) having a granular or pebbled surface: shoes with a pebbly finish. [1590 1600; PEBBLE + Y1] * * * … Universalium
pebbly — [[t]pe̱bəli[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A pebbly beach is covered in pebbles. ...the lake s pebbly shore … English dictionary
pebbly — adjective a) Of or containing pebbles. The balance of that day we spent in continuing a minute and fruitless exploration of the monotonous coast. There was not another break in the frowning cliffsnot even another minute patch of pebbly beach. b)… … Wiktionary
pebbly — peb|bly [ pebli ] adjective containing a lot of pebbles: a pebbly beach … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
pebbly — UK [ˈpeb(ə)lɪ] / US adjective containing a lot of pebbles a pebbly beach … English dictionary
pebbly — adjective see pebble I … New Collegiate Dictionary
pebbly — Synonyms and related words: arenaceous, arenarious, breccial, brecciated, craggy, crystal, crystalline, grainy, granular, granulate, granulated, gravelly, gritty, lapideous, lithoid, lithoidal, monolithic, pebbled, porphyritic, rock ribbed, rock… … Moby Thesaurus
pebbly — pebÂ·bly || peblÉª adj. covered with small stones … English contemporary dictionary