buttery

noun
but·​tery | \ ˈbə-tə-rē How to pronounce buttery (audio) , ˈbə-trē\
plural butteries

Definition of buttery

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a storeroom for liquors
2a chiefly dialectal : pantry
b : a room (as in an English college) stocking provisions for sale to students

buttery

adjective
but·​tery | \ ˈbə-tə-rē How to pronounce buttery (audio) \

Definition of buttery (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : having the qualities (such as smoothness or richness) of butter buttery flavors
b : containing or spread with butter buttery pastry
2 : marked by flattery buttery compliments

Examples of buttery in a Sentence

Adjective

The cheese has a buttery flavor.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The fresh, warm dough was light, cakey and buttery, and the sugary glaze dissolved on my tongue. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Are Homemade Doughnuts Worth the Effort and Fire Hazard?," 13 July 2018 For a wild ride and great fish, try Astoria Seafood: People of all ages and ethnicities are drawn here by three common denominators—the freshest seafood, buttery preparation, and prices. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 Collaborate with Lancôme on your very own line of buttery-creamy and impressively matte lipsticks, of course. Jessica Chia, Allure, "Exclusive: Camila Coelho Is Launching a Lipstick Collection With Lancôme and She Gave Us All the Detail," 21 Aug. 2018 For fun, look for obscure rums, such as the buttery Zafra Master’s Reserve. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 But there is incredible char, the bun melds nicely with the hot cheese and beef, and the onions are cooked in that buttery, peppery diner-style so often emulated, seldom done this wonderfully. Joyce Smith, kansascity, "Thrillist says this KC diner is one of the '21 Best' in America | The Kansas City Star," 2 May 2018 While the dress seemed to be a big hit with most, some were not as complimentary of the buttery yellow frock. Fox News, "Melania Trump praised for J. Mendel gown: 'She looks like a princess'," 12 July 2018 Mayer did plenty of showboating but never tried to hog the spotlight, his buttery riffs always in service of the Dead spirit. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reopened Alpine Valley Music Theatre splendid sight for splendid sounds of Dead & Company," 23 June 2018 Her deep-dish egg tart brings perfectly diced, sautéed butternut squash and creamy egg custard in a buttery crust. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Just like the original, Puth begins the tune with only a piano while his buttery smooth vocals glide over the first verse. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Charlie Puth Performs a Tear-Jerking Cover of Shawn Mendes' 'In My Blood': Watch," 8 June 2018 Strap-length adjustments are buttery smooth thanks to an aluminum clasp that can be manipulated with one hand, and the seatbelt-style nylon webbing slides easily over my clothing and will take plenty of abuse. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "Five Pieces of Perfectly Designed Gear," 3 July 2018 On a recent visit, horsehead snapper was buttery with perfectly crisped skin. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Restaurants in Tokyo," 2 Mar. 2018 There are many already: candied rosé from House Wine; excessively buttery Chardonnay from Precept’s West Side brand; syrupy-sweet Moscato from Colorado’s Infinite Monkey Theorem. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wine’s brewski moment: Canned wine is here, but can it avoid the down-market trap?," 24 Jan. 2018 It's made from the same rice ingredient as Mochi, resulting in a lightly color batter and a delicious rich, buttery vanilla flavor. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Trader Joe's Is Releasing 7 New Products for Spring and Summer," 9 Apr. 2019 But nothing gives something that buttery flavor quite like butter. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Roast a Turkey if You've Never Done It Before," 20 Nov. 2018 The recipe for buttery holiday sablé cookies that appeared in the Dec. 8 Off Duty section makes about 48 cookies. WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 2 Jan. 2019 Although Adoh doesn’t necessarily believe in the ten-step skin care regimen, there are ten different products in the range—each one leaving the skin layered with buttery-soft moisture and a veil of protection. Akili King, Vogue, "Meet Epara, the Luxury Skin-Care Line Designed for Women of Color," 2 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of buttery

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for buttery

Noun

Middle English boterie, from Anglo-French, from but cask, butt — more at butt

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buttery

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of buttery

: resembling butter
: containing or covered with butter

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