Definition of Spiky

1. Adjective. Having or as if having especially high-pitched spots. "Absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass"

Exact synonyms: Peaky
Similar to: High, High-pitched
Derivative terms: Peak



Definition of Spiky

1. a. Like a spike; spikelike.

Definition of Spiky

1. Adjective. Having spikes, spiny. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spiky

1. resembling a spike [adj SPIKIER, SPIKIEST] : SPIKILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiky

spiker
spikeries
spikers
spikery
spikes
spiketail
spiketails
spikey
spikier
spikiest
spikily
spikiness
spikinesses
spiking
spiks
spiky (current term)
spile
spiled
spiles
spilikin
spilikins
spiling
spilings
spilite
spilites
spilitic
spill
spill blood
spill ink
spill one's guts

Literary usage of Spiky

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1. Fleurs-de-lys: A Book of French Poetry Freely Tr. Into English Verse by Wilfrid Charles Thorley (1920)
"... 35 YOU spiky gorse, you hollye thorn-beset, One on the waste, the other in the wood; ... spiky ..."

2. Fleurs-de-lys: A Book of French Poetry Freely Tr. Into English Verse by Wilfrid Charles Thorley (1920)
"... 35 YOU spiky gorse, you hollye thorn-beset, One on the waste, the other in the wood; ... spiky ..."

3. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Hokusai by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1901)
"211, we shall see that this is more primitive and spiky, and not yet realizing what breadth it should attain. 177. ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1873)
"spiky was a character. His short thick neck seemed to have sunk in between his high shoulders, as though overburdened by the disproportionately big round ..."

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