adjective, pearl·i·er, pearl·i·est.
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Origin of pearly
OTHER WORDS FROM pearlypearl·i·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pearly
Will these resurrected animals be house-trained and know to exit the pearly gates before doing their business?Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn't Open Paradise to Pets|Candida Moss|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a good-sized quarter pounder of pearly meat spiced and rolled in Japanese breadcrumbs, then pan-fried to a crisp.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market|Jane & Michael Stern|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To keep your pearly whites bright and shiny, visit Dr. David Poiman at the NY Center for Esthetic and Laser Dentistry.Gal With a Suitcase: New York's Best Pampering Spots|Jolie Hunt|February 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Charles Darwin, how was your theory of evolution received when you arrived at the Pearly Gates?
I hadn't the nerve to stand there and tell her she'd never see her father again this side of the pearly gates.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The species is peculiar for its yellow pearly internal coat, and purplish rays.
Overhead a bird chirped in loneliness, and the sky slowly turned pearly hued as the paralysis left him.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart
Her short black curls were bound about three times with strands of pearly beads, her slim white arms were loaded with bracelets.The Medici Boots|Pearl Norton Swet
His teeth were of the most pearly whiteness, and he made a constant display of them, grinning and chattering continually.Minnie's Pet Monkey|Madeline Leslie