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clayey

clay·ey
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kley-ee]
    • /ˈkleɪ i/
    • /kleɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kley-ee]
    • /ˈkleɪ i/

Definitions of clayey word

  • adjective clayey of, smeared with, or full of clay 3
  • adjective clayey covered or smeared with clay. 1
  • adjective clayey like or resembling clay. 1
  • adjective clayey full of or abounding in clay. 1
  • noun clayey Resembling or containing clay. 1
  • adjective clayey like clay 1

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Origin of clayey

First appearance:

before 1050
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1050; Middle English cleii, Old English clǣig; see clay1, -ey1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Clayey

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

clayey popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clayey usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with clayey

  • where is clayey soil found in india?
  • how is clayey soil useful for crops?

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