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

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 These buttery shortbread cookies are best when paired with a cup of tea (or a holiday cocktail). Instead of using cookie cutters, simply cute these red and green treats into bite-size pieces. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Recipe for Christmas Shortbread Bites," 19 Dec. 2018 Haddock with a buttery crumb topping is one of the many things done well. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 On Tuesday, Nvidia fulfilled its CES promises by releasing GeForce driver 417.71, which lets GeForce graphics cards tap into the Adaptive Sync capabilities of AMD FreeSync monitors for buttery-smooth, tearing-free gaming. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia driver unlocks FreeSync monitor support for GeForce graphics cards," 15 Jan. 2019 The process should take about the same time required for the potatoes to become fully tender and succulent in their buttery braise. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Way You’ll Be Making Scrambled Eggs From Now On," 11 Jan. 2019 This January is a great time to order since incredible dishes like a buttery garlic chicken, general tso's cauliflower and two-cheese polenta will all be on the menu. Glamour, "The 11 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services When You Just Can't With Grocery Shopping," 2 Jan. 2019 From the boxes tumbled out plaid skirts (that would feel right at home on the Ralph Lauren runway), buttery leather belts, and wool capes that miraculously fit my 5'9 frame perfectly. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My Mother's '90s Dress From The Limited," 26 Dec. 2018 One of my favorite photos of my grandfather shows him at the race track wearing a black tuxedo and top hat, his trademark monocle on his nose, buttery leather gloves clasped in his hand. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 2018

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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

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English Language Learners Definition of buttery

: resembling butter
: containing or covered with butter

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