pearly white


white and lustrous as a pearl.
pearly whites, Slang. teeth.

Origin of pearly white

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for pearly white

dentition, ivories

Examples from the Web for pearly white

Historical Examples of pearly white

  • Placed on the surface of flesh this way, it changes it to a pearly-white, solid surface.

    The Social Gangster

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • Dull leaden fogbanks dimming the distant horizon had blended into a pearly-white sky.

    Caleb West, Master Diver

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • It was lined with down and held four perfect eggs, pearly-white and flecked with heavy brown and black spots.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • It was only a flat platform of dry sticks in a spruce tree, and held two pearly-white eggs.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville

  • The under side of the wings in the female is pearly-white, marked with bright orange-yellow at the base of the primaries.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland