- beadlike; small, globular, and glittering: beady eyes.
- covered with or full of beads.
Origin of beady
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Examples from the Web for beady
He agreed, and I could almost feel his beady little eyes going ‘KERCHING!’How Susan Boyle Won My Heart
April 16, 2009
His weapons had been indeed removed, and the marshal was looking at him with beady eyes.Way of the Lawless
The beach plum and bayberry bushes on the dunes were spangled with beady drops.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
The beady eyes vanished and reappeared, and they considered me impassively.The Strolling Saint
Sautee shook his head; his beady, black eyes glowed, and he stroked his chin.The Coyote
Inside the hole, he saw a single rat, staring at him with beady eyes.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
- small, round, and glittering: used esp of eyes
- resembling or covered with beads
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Word Origin and History for beady
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