[ stoh-nee ]

adjective,ston·i·er, ston·i·est.
  1. a variant of stony.

Words Nearby stoney Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stoney in a sentence

  • Mariel's eyes shifted momentarily to Prex's stoney face, then back to Shandor, ghosts of fear creeping across his face.

    Bear Trap | Alan Edward Nourse
  • Carney knew enough stoney to make himself understood, for he had hunted much with the tribe.

    Bulldog Carney | W. A. Fraser
  • The grizzly was peeved, for the stoney had peppered a couple of silly bullets into the brute's shoulder.

    Bulldog Carney | W. A. Fraser
  • Briggs was nicknamed the "stoney," because his brains were petrified by the constant dropping of wisdom upon them.

  • At four o'clock we left this pleasing scene, and ascended a high mountain by a desperately stoney road, on the edge of precipices.

British Dictionary definitions for Stoney


/ (ˈstəʊnɪ) /

  1. a member of a Native Canadian people of Alberta

Origin of Stoney

from Siouan

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