sandpapery


sandpapery
adjective
having the abrasive texture of sandpaper
Similar to: ↑rough, ↑unsmooth
Derivationally related forms: ↑sandpaper

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\\-rē\ adjective
Etymology: sandpaper (I) + -y
: resembling the sound of sandpaper on wood : grating, harsh

sandpapery sound of the maracas — Ludwig Bemelmans

tried to make his sandpapery voice sound nonchalant — H.N.Hempel

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/sand"pay'peuh ree/, adj.
of or suggesting the grating sound of sandpaper rubbing against wood or the rough texture of sandpaper.
[SANDPAPER + -Y1]

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sandˈpapery adjective
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Main Entry:sand

Useful english dictionary. 2012.