adjective, slat·i·er, slat·i·est.

consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to slate.
having the color of slate.

Origin of slaty

First recorded in 1520–30; slate1 + -y1
Related formsslat·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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adjective slatier or slatiest

consisting of or resembling slate
having the colour of slate
Derived Formsslatiness, noun
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