Definition of spidery in English:

spidery

adjective

  • Resembling a spider, especially having long, thin, angular lines like a spider's legs.

    ‘the letters were written in a spidery hand’
    • ‘The writing on it was in a very spidery form of Arabic.’
    • ‘In the back of the ballroom, spidery arms and legs twist and move to the music.’
    • ‘Baxter talks about being offered a book signed by Greene ‘in his spidery hand’.’
    • ‘Retaining and repairing the spidery timber structure and the brightly coloured panels, Keith preserved the spirit of the original with a light and delicate hand.’
    • ‘Written in a spidery script was Hargreave's communique.’
    • ‘For a moment Aidan only looked at it from across the room, not wanting to go near it, to see the words scrawled across it in his mother's spidery handwriting.’
    • ‘He could see her fumbling around for her purse and muttering to herself furiously through the spidery, cracked windshield as he and the stranger rounded the car to survey the damage.’
    • ‘Pockets of spidery white nigella are turning to seed while yellow blossoms of evening primrose tip their faces upwards in the late-morning sun.’
    • ‘She frowned and tried to bring to mind the family tree that had hung on the wall in her father's study, the generations of spidery black lines.’
    • ‘Granted, half of the pink spidery lines were not by her own doing.’
    • ‘His hands were long and spidery, his limbs long and gangly.’
    • ‘The ivory paper was covered with Otua's spidery writing.’
    • ‘As soon as Angel had gotten comfy sitting on the side of her own mattress, with her long, spidery legs hanging over the sides, Dr. Spear spoke.’
    • ‘Both the water and the office are very, very cold, which is why the handwriting on this is so spidery: I'm shaking.’
    • ‘It's really just eight pages of spidery scrawl - both sides of course - which I will be sending out to everyone I have ever come into contact with.’
    • ‘Even the steel bridge looks spidery in the mist.’
    • ‘His clear grey eyes followed the other's, his brown hair combed backward, a lock rustling against his spidery, climbing eyebrows.’
    • ‘It had notes on it in a spidery thin handwriting next to what must be Skade's writing, which was clear and firm.’
    • ‘The pages were dog-eared and yellow, now covered with a thin, spidery hand.’
    • ‘I still have a little scar across my eyebrow from it, a spidery white line.’
    cramped, bad, shaky, scribbled, spidery, laboured, illegible, unreadable, indecipherable
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Pronunciation:

spidery

/ˈspīdərē/