spiry

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[ spahyuh r-ee ]
/ ˈspaɪər i /

adjective

having the form of a spire, slender shoot, or tapering pointed body; tapering up to a point like a spire.
abounding in spires or steeples.

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Origin of spiry

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First recorded in 1595–1605; spire1 + -y1

Definition for spiry (2 of 2)

spiry2
[ spahy-ree ]
/ ˈspaɪ ri /

adjective

spiral; coiled; coiling; helical.

Origin of spiry

2
First recorded in 1670–80; spire2 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for spiry

spiry
/ (ˈspaɪərɪ) /

adjective

poetic of spiral form; helical
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