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beady

[bee-dee] /ˈbi di/
adjective, beadier, beadiest.
1.
beadlike; small, globular, and glittering:
beady eyes.
2.
covered with or full of beads.
Origin of beady
1820-1830
1820-30; bead + -y1
Related forms
beadily, adverb
beadiness, noun
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beady

/ˈbiːdɪ/
adjective beadier, beadiest
1.
small, round, and glittering: used esp of eyes
2.
resembling or covered with beads
Derived Forms
beadily, adverb
beadiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for beady
adj.

in reference to eyes, 1826, from bead (n.) + -y (2). Related: Beadily; beadiness.

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