[ peb-lee ]
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  1. having or covered with pebbles: the pebbly beach at Nice.

  2. (of a texture, design, etc.) having a granular or pebbled surface: shoes with a pebbly finish.

Origin of pebbly

First recorded in 1590–1600; pebble + -y1

Words Nearby pebbly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pebbly in a sentence

  • Then the ice was like glass; but now it was pebbly, broken in spots, and not a little hummocky.

  • The crustacea are the grandees of the sea, who, in their lacework and embroidery, avoid the rude contact of the pebbly crowd.

    Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
  • At our fording place near the Saline, it is about sixty yards wide, with clear water and pebbly shores, like those of the Neosho.

  • I had but to wait and then wade in over the shallow to where I could see the sandy and pebbly bottom quite plain.

    Mass' George | George Manville Fenn