[ klif-ee ]

adjective,cliff·i·er, cliff·i·est.
  1. abounding in or formed by cliffs: a cliffy shoreline.

Origin of cliffy

First recorded in 1530–40; cliff + -y1

Words Nearby cliffy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cliffy in a sentence

  • The headlands project boldly far into the sea; in front lie several islands, and behind dark forests and the cliffy Apennines.

  • Here we were again stopped for some time, finding a way by which we might ascend the cliffy sides.

    In the Eastern Seas | W.H.G. Kingston
  • They came about in mid-channel and lay some hours with lowered sail in the lee of a cliffy island.

    Patsy | S. R. Crockett
  • He knew that shore slightly,—a bald, cliffy stretch notched with rocky pockets in which the surf beat itself into dirty foam.

    Poor Man's Rock | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He stood a second on the cliffy north wall to look down on the quiet harbor.

    Poor Man's Rock | Bertrand W. Sinclair