1. oily

adjective. ['ˈɔɪli'] containing an unusual amount of grease or oil.


  • fat
  • fatty
  • greasy
  • oleaginous


  • true
  • genuine
  • thin
  • ectomorphic

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Rhymes with Oily

  • coyly

How do you pronounce oily?

Pronounce oily as ˈɔɪli.

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Sentences with oily

1. Adverb
Clean your dog's fur of these oily drops to keep its coat looking its best.

2. Adjective
Sockeye and Atlantic each have an oily flesh that can be almost buttery if cooked correctly.

Quotes about oily

1. Be With Me In The Phases Of My Work Because My Brain Feels Like It Has Been Whipped And I Yearn To Make A Small Perfect Thing Which Will Live In Your Morning Like Curious Static Through A President's Elegy Or A Nude Hunchback Acquiring A Tan On The Crowded Oily Beach.
- Leonard Cohen

2. The lake of my mind, unbroken by oars, heaves placidly and soon sinks into an oily somnolence.’ That will be useful.
- Virginia Woolf, The Waves

2. oily

adjective. ['ˈɔɪli'] coated or covered with oil.


  • angular

3. oily

adjective. ['ˈɔɪli'] unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.


  • fulsome
  • buttery
  • insincere
  • oleaginous
  • soapy
  • unctuous


  • mesomorphic
  • leanness
  • starve
  • unfruitful

4. oily

adjective. ['ˈɔɪli'] smeared or soiled with grease or oil.


  • unclean
  • greasy
  • dirty


  • insincerity
  • honest
  • ingenuous
  • real