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downy

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adjective \ˈdau̇-nē\

Simple Definition of downy

  • —used to describe small, soft feathers or something that resembles such feathers

  • : covered or filled with small, soft feathers or something like them

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of downy

downier

downiest

  1. 1 :  resembling a bird's down

  2. 2 :  covered with down

  3. 3 :  made of down

  4. 4 :  soft, soothing

Examples of downy in a sentence

  1. <the downy surface of a ripe peach>



1578

First Known Use of downy

1578


DOWNY Defined for Kids

downy

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adjective \ˈdau̇-nē\

Definition of downy for Students

downier

downiest

  1. 1 :  like small soft feathers <The flower has downy petals.>

  2. 2 :  covered or filled with small soft feathers or hairs <downy chicks>





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