[ glair-ee ]

adjective,glair·i·er, glair·i·est.
  1. of the nature of glair; viscous.

  2. covered with glair.

Origin of glairy

First recorded in 1655–65; glair + -y1
  • Also glair·e·ous [glair-ee-uhs]. /ˈglɛər i əs/.

Other words from glairy

  • glair·i·ness, noun

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

How to use glairy in a sentence

  • The fangs are enclosed in a soft, pulpy sheath, the inner surface of which is commonly coated with a thin glairy secretion.

  • There, I unfold it where it is creased, and you see a transparent glairy substance, within which is a round yellowish egg.

  • The edges are raised and indurated; and the discharge is thick, glairy, and peculiarly offensive.

    Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • These emit long glairy threads, which fasten to the hairs of the flies' legs.

    A Year in a Lancashire Garden | Henry Arthur Bright
  • These last, however, soon begin to swell, and a thick glairy discharge of simple mucus drains from them in small quantities.

    The Dog | Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson