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sandy

sand·y

sandy

pronunciation:
saen di
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sandier, sandiest
definition 1: made of, containing, or resembling sand.
The lake has a sandy bottom.Some plants won't grow in sandy soil.These cookies have a sandy texture.
definition 2: sprinkled or covered with sand.
Our feet were sandy after walking on the beach.
definition 3: of the same color as sand; yellowish shaded with red or gray.
a dog with a sandy coat
Word Parts
The word sandy contains the following part:
-y1, -ey Old English adjective-forming suffix that means characterized by; full of; tending to
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The suffix -y1, -ey attaches to nouns and a few verbs to form adjectives.