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smeary

[smeer-ee] /ˈsmɪər i/
adjective, smearier, smeariest.
1.
showing smears; smeared.
2.
tending to smear or soil.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; smear + -y1
Related forms
smeariness, noun
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  • Behind her, a video screen projected homemade art: smeary paintings and silhouettes of toy birds.
  • Light sources started to leave smeary trails across my field of vision.
  • Shot in smeary video, it sports the static, by-the-book camera work of a daytime soap-opera.
British Dictionary definitions for smeary

smeary

/ˈsmɪərɪ/
adjective -rier, -riest
1.
smeared, dirty; blurred by smearing
Derived Forms
smearily, adverb
smeariness, noun
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