adjective, oil·i·er, oil·i·est.
Related formsoil·i·ness, nounnon·oil·y, adjectiveun·oil·y, adjective
Examples 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