Part of speech: adjective

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

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Thornton W. Burgess.