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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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
Charles Darwin, how was your theory of evolution received when you arrived at the Pearly Gates?
Will I cross the fields of Elysium to gaze over the pearly ramparts?Rose of Old Harpeth|Maria Thompson Daviess
This makes you laugh, I feel it, I see your cool, pearly smile.Fernley House|Laura E. Richards
The air was clear, and the sky like opal, and the pale, pearly tints of the clouds were ravishing to behold.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Its pearly grays and softened greens in nowise interfere with the lustre which is the true distinction of the tree.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
The golden hair fell forward upon a forehead of pearly whiteness, veined at the temples with delicate lines of blue.The Torrent|Vicente Blasco Ibaez