Definition of pearled in US English:



  • 1literary Adorned with pearls.

    ‘we saw her pearled like the Queen’
    • ‘They had curled my hair and clipped up one side with a pearled clip.’
    • ‘The walls glowed with the pearled damask of shells.’
    1. 1.1 Bluish-gray, like a pearl.
  • 2Formed into small rounded drops or grains.

    ‘pearled barley’
    • ‘It loomed above them, an enormous serpentine shape with pearled scales and filmy translucent fins.’
    • ‘Duplicate subsamples of 50 g from each barley sample were added to the pearling machine for 15 s, and the pearled grain and hulls were collected in separate compartments.’