Definition of marly in English:

marly

adjective

  • See marl

    • ‘The Grey Chalk contains common intercalations of thin, marly layers, with omnipresent bioturbation.’
    • ‘All such records are of fully or partly articulated chitons embedded within fine-grained shale and marly limestones.’
    • ‘The unit is composed of rhythmically bedded marls, horizons of laminated organic-rich black shales, rare marly limestones, clastic turbidites, and penecontemporaneous slumps.’
    • ‘The genus obviously preferred environments with slightly deeper water, under quiet, marly sedimentation and a deposition of soft, muddy substrates.’
    • ‘The entire formation is between 12 and 20 m thick, and consists of light grey, marly chalk of varying percentages.’

Pronunciation

marly

/ˈmɑːli/