Ripply

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ripply Having ripples; as, ripply water; hence, resembling the sound of rippling water; as, ripply laughter; a ripply cove.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ripply Rippling; characterized by ripples.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ripply rippling
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Variant of earlier rimple, A.S. hrimpan, to wrinkle, pa.p. hrumpen.

Usage

In literature:

His thoughts still ran to blue-gray eyes and ripply hair, but he made no attempt to put them into a story.
"The Lure of the Dim Trails" by by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
Ripply hair too, I think.
"Pearl of Pearl Island" by John Oxenham
What does she do but let loose one of them ripply laughs of hers.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
The ripply appearance left at low water on the flat part of a sandy beach.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It's all pretty an' ripply an' kind of queer.
"Judith Lynn" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
A little ripply, cool breeze begun to blow, and that was as good as saying the night was about done.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
Morland, with his ripply hair and the features of a Fra Angelico angel, would seem out of place in khaki.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
So that dark, ripply patch, then, is where the fish lie?
"The Vicar's People" by George Manville Fenn
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