Adjective "sandpapery" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


  1. 'Silver-colored, the molas have a rounded hind end and gritty sandpapery skin that is covered with copious amounts of mucus.'
  2. 'Covered in sandpapery skin smeared with copious amounts of mucus, the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish, grows up to 10 feet long and can weigh over 5,000 pounds.'


1. of or suggesting the grating sound of sandpaper rubbing against wood or the rough texture of sandpaper.

More examples(as adjective)

"cheeks can be sandpapery with stubbles."

"cheeks can be sandpapery."