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powdery

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adjective pow·dery \ˈpau̇-də-rē\

Simple Definition of powdery

  • : like powder

  • : covered with powder

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of powdery

  1. 1 a :  resembling or consisting of powder <powdery snow> b :  easily reduced to powder :  crumbling

  2. 2 :  covered with or as if with powder

Examples of powdery in a sentence

  1. the beach's powdery white sand

  2. We skied down the powdery slopes.



15th Century

First Known Use of powdery

15th century


POWDERY Defined for Kids

powdery

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adjective pow·dery \ˈpau̇-də-rē\

Definition of powdery for Students

  1. 1 :  made of or like powder <powdery snow>

  2. 2 :  easily crumbled <powdery bricks>

  3. 3 :  covered or sprinkled with or as if with powder <a powdery mountain slope>





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