What does the word oily mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to, containing, or smeared with oil; smooth, as in speech.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Olliness.

Usage examples for oily

  1. I paid him the money and hurried out of the shop, for I must confess that I had taken a great dislike to the little man with his smooth, oily manner. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  2. Wherefore, the oil of grace, signified by this oily tree, or these olive- posts, on which these doors do hang, do cause that they open glibly or frankly to the soul. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. The water couldn't get through his oily feathers, and so he didn't mind how cold it was. – Old Granny Fox by Thornton W. Burgess
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