coaly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

coal +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

coaly (comparative coalier, superlative coaliest)

  1. Resembling coal.
  2. Covered in, or containing, coal.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 251:
      Nearer, I distinguished the green slime of ditches mixing with the pale drab of dried clay and shiny coaly patches.