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View synonyms for cobwebby

cobwebby

[ kob-web-ee ]

adjective

  1. bearing an accumulation of cobwebs.
  2. having the form, texture, or quality of cobwebs.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cobwebby1

First recorded in 1735–45; cobweb + -y 1

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Example Sentences

But unsnuffed candles and cobwebby window-panes seem to have been in evidence sometimes.

She tore off her light dancing-dress and shivered as she stripped and took refuge in a cobwebby nightgown.

They seated themselves in the cobwebby low-gee chairs around Chung's desk.

The Lion was cobwebby and scarred; but, notwithstanding, he was a fine figure of a beast.

Paul Dampier peered in through one of the cobwebby lattices.

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