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scaliness

Definition:

the property of being scaly

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

scaly

Plural:

scalinesses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

scaly + -ness
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

scaliness | scaly

of skin, body etc.: the condition of being scaly | resembling or covered in scales | peeling off in scales (18 of 186 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scaliness

Merriam-Webster:

scaly | scalier [comparative] | scaliest [superlative] | despicable [synonym, sense-specific] | flaky [synonym, sense-specific] | poor [synonym, sense-specific] | scaled [synonym, sense-specific] | squamous [synonym, sense-specific] | scaleless [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

covered with, composed of, or rich in scale or scales ; "flaky" | of or relating to scaly animals | "despicable", "poor" | infested with scale insects (24 of 93 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scaly

Oxford Dictionary:

scaly | scalier [comparative] | scaliest [superlative] | scaliness [derived]

covered in scales | (of skin) dry and flaking (8 of 47 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/scaly

American Heritage Dictionary:

scaly | scalier [comparative] | scaliest [superlative] | scaliness [noun, related]

Covered or partially covered with scales. | Shedding scales or flakes; flaking. (11 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scaly

Wiktionary:

scaliness

The property of being scaly or of having scales. (9 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scaliness

New World Dictionary:

scaliness

a scaly quality or condition (5 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scaliness

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rough | rougher [comparative] | roughest [superlative] | be rough on someone | rough edges | roughness [noun, uncountable, related]

with a surface that is not smooth ; used about the surface of a lake, ... | [informal] difficult and with a lot of problems | not gentle | a rough ... (28 of 336 words, 9 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rough

Wikipedia:

Roughness [disambiguation]

may refer to: Surface roughness, the roughness of a surface | International Roughness Index, the roughness of a road | Hydraulic roughness, the roughness of land and waterway features | Roughness in psychoacoustics refers to the level of dissonance. |... (36 of 141 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Roughness

Cambridge Dictionary:

ragged | raggedly [adverb, derived] | raggedness [noun, derived]

(of clothes) not in good condition; torn | (of a person) untidy, dirty and wearing old torn clothes | (especially of an edge) rough and not smooth | ... (25 of 108 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/ragged

Random House Dictionary:

scaly | scalier [comparative] | scaliest [superlative]

covered with or abounding in scales or scale. | characterized by or consisting of scales; scalelike. | peeling or flaking off in scales. | [slang] ... (22 of 34 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scaly

Encarta Dictionary:

scaly | scalier [comparative] | scaliest [superlative]

covered in scales or flakes (5 of 24 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727085​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

scaliness

Origin: scaly + -ness

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scaliness

-ness

Origin: Middle English, from Old English -nis, -nes ("-ness"), from Proto-Germanic *-nassuz ("-ness"), alteration (by false division) of -n- (adjective and verbal terminating consonant) + Proto-Germanic *-assuz ("-ness")... (27 of 45 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ness

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

scaly [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "scaliness"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "scaliness"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/scaly 2

the Free Dictionary:

scaliness

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "scaliness"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "scaliness"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/scaliness

YourDictionary Audio:

scaliness

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "scaliness" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scaliness

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