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downy

adjective \ˈda-nē\

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

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

down·i·erdown·i·est

Full Definition of DOWNY

1
:  resembling a bird's down
2
:  covered with down
3
:  made of down
4
:  soft, soothing
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Examples of DOWNY

  1. <the downy surface of a ripe peach>

First Known Use of DOWNY

1578

Rhymes with DOWNY

DOWNY Defined for Kids

downy

adjective \ˈda-nē\
down·i·erdown·i·est

Definition of DOWNY for Kids

1
:  like small soft feathers <The flower has downy petals.>
2
:  covered or filled with small soft feathers or hairs <downy chicks>
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