adjective, oil·i·er, oil·i·est.
Words nearby oily
OTHER WORDS FROM oilyoil·i·ness, nounnon·oil·y, adjectiveun·oil·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for oily
It is oily, dark and almost rotten tasting, but it did not make me unwell.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The meat glistened seductively with melted butter, piled high and steaming on top of a crisp, oily split-top bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered|Scott Bixby|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the lean rainy season, the women switched out meat and oily sauces for vegetables.
I always thought Ari Fleischer and Lanny Davis (two of the “experts” advising Snyder on PR) were oily.
Oily, breakable touchscreens are largely a thing of the past.
If the color is too thin and oily the operator will find it hard work to smooth it evenly.Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
Mr. Hunsden's eloquence was not, it will be perceived, of the smooth and oily order.The Professor|(AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell
The blood in venesection has an oily appearance, and displays small particles like sand.Gilbertus Anglicus|Henry Ebenezer Handerson
At this encampment we ate the last of our meat; and broke the bones with our hatchet for the oily marrow in them.
In excess it renders one "too smooth" and "oily;" while its deficiency renders one boorish, unattractive and disagreeable.How to Read Human Nature|William Walker Atkinson