Definition of pearly whites in US English:

pearly whites


  • A person's teeth.

    • ‘‘Of course,’ Cecilia flashed her pearly whites at the bodyguard.’
    • ‘Then, fully conscious, I could feel the dentist working away at my pearlies and finally pulling them out.’
    • ‘She smiled wide, showing off her pearly whites.’
    • ‘Ironically, excessive bleaching can turn pearly whites into an unnatural translucent blue.’
    • ‘I looked at his perfect pearly whites and knew he was just saying that to make me feel better.’
    • ‘But don't think charging off to the private sector will preserve your pearly whites.’
    • ‘‘Oh, nothing,’ she winked and exposed her pearly whites.’
    • ‘‘Nothing,’ came her reply as she showed her pearly whites.’
    • ‘To keep those pearly whites gleaming, you need to take proper care of your teeth and gums daily.’
    • ‘His teeth were rows of perfectly set pearly whites, and he had a dimple in his left cheek.’