One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘A curator of costumes and textiles at the City Museum recalled him as "a pixilated man as in whimsy and playfulness," and chuckled at the memory of one of his favorite lecture topics.’
- ‘Under the scrutiny of honest examination, 30-odd years later, the black and white memories become pixilated and the bland greyness which emerges is a place to which we can consign all this old stuff.’
- 1.1dated, informal Drunk.
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘For the remainder of the night the unsteady trumpeting of the elephants echoed through the forest as the pixilated herd acted out their binge.’
Mid 19th century: variant of pixie-led, literally ‘led astray by pixies’, figuratively ‘confused’, or from pixie, on the pattern of words such as elated and emulated.
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