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  1. consisting of or covered with shingle.
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Origin of shingly

First recorded in 1765–75; shingle2 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for shingly

Historical Examples

  • It was then very shallow, and a great part of its shingly bed was dry.

    The Desert Home

    Mayne Reid

  • They found this settlement a collection of huts on a shingly beach.

  • It was the sound of hoof-strokes on the shingly bed of the cañon.

  • It turned them head over heels, and swept them up the shingly shore.

    The Lonely Island

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • The configuration of the shingly beach changed while one looked at it.