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beady

[ bee-dee ]
/ ˈbi di /
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adjective, bead·i·er, bead·i·est.

beadlike; small, globular, and glittering: beady eyes.
covered with or full of beads.

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Origin of beady

First recorded in 1820–30; bead + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM beady

bead·i·ly, adverbbead·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for beady

beady
/ (ˈbiːdɪ) /

adjective beadier or beadiest

small, round, and glittering: used esp of eyes
resembling or covered with beads

Derived forms of beady

beadily, adverbbeadiness, noun
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