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pointy

[ poin-tee ]
/ ˈpɔɪn ti /
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adjective, point·i·er, point·i·est.

having a comparatively sharp point: The elf had pointy little ears.

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Origin of pointy

First recorded in 1635–45; point + -y1
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pointy
/ (ˈpɔɪntɪ) /

adjective pointier or pointiest

having a sharp point or points; pointed
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