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


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 Be sure to play this one on repeat while passing those buttery rolls around the family table! Essence, "You're Cordially Invited To Listen To A Special Dinner Party Playlist," 3 July 2020 Oysters broiled in their shells and topped with buttery breadcrumbs look beautiful and taste divine. Coastal Living, Southern Living, "4 Delicious Ways to Cook Oysters," 1 July 2020 Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle features a rich, buttery-smooth weave with the site’s best-selling Luxe Sateen Sheets. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "July 4th deals on home, bedding from all-American retailers," 29 June 2020 Perfect for yoga — or doing absolutely nothing — these dark camo leggings are made of Athleta’s Powervita fabric, which has a buttery soft feel. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "The comfiest leggings you can essentially live in," 25 June 2020 Oaxaca cheese is also a must for that extra buttery richness. Christian Reynoso, SFChronicle.com, "Cooking with legendary Bay Area drag queen helped me see beauty in community," 25 June 2020 The bourbon is a dusty topaz color and has an aroma of white floral, Magnolia and citrus, spiced with vanilla, buttery leather and cocoa powder. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Here's when Old Forester's 20th Birthday Bourbon will be released," 24 June 2020 The texture on Lone Mountain’s beef is outstanding — structured, but buttery soft, juicy and luscious. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Want to cook the best mail order steaks at home? Here's everything you need to know," 10 June 2020 The nylon-and-lycra material is quick-drying and buttery soft, so your mind will remain distraction-free while practicing your star plank. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Bike Shorts to Wear This Summer," 15 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The handguard can take both M-Lok and Picatinny accessories, the magazine well is flared for easy reloads, the ambidextrous safety is buttery smooth to operate, and the length of the SB Tactical brace can be adjusted in a flash. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Truck Gun Build (Plus 14 More Guns for Your Pickup)," 5 June 2020 Ulavacharu’s style of cooking is distinctly home-style and hearty, from the silky and rich pongal rice ($6.99) to the thick and buttery mysore pak ($5), loaded with cardamom flavor and perfect with a cup of tea. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The best takeout and delivery spots in the South Bay and Peninsula," 30 May 2020 This wine is effusive in its expression of orchard fruit flavors — apple, apricot and pear — with a hint of lemon curd and buttery brioche. Washington Post, "Want a good, cheap red? This $13 bottle is made for grilling season.," 15 May 2020 That high-end GPU feeds a roomy 17.3-inch display powered by Nvidia’s G-Sync technology for buttery-smooth gaming, in the resolution of your choice: 240Hz or 144Hz at 1080p, or 60Hz at 4K. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "The Origin PC EON17-X crams Intel's 10-core desktop CPU into a laptop," 20 May 2020 The Bimmer's cabin is hushed at cruising speeds, and its stonking engine has a quiet side that's buttery smooth around town. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Our 2020 BMW M340i Is a Return to Form," 24 Mar. 2020 Ocotillo The iron skillet pancake is buttery and fluffy with a delicate crust and a topping of sweet and smoky roasted bananas. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Looking for great pancakes? Here are 17 breakfast restaurants to try in metro Phoenix," 18 Feb. 2020 No matter what's on the table, the buffet or the menu, a warm buttery crescent roll is pretty hard to resist. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Zhuzh it up: 3-ingredient cheesy pesto crescent rolls," 26 Nov. 2019 Lakewood Smokehouse has a version that will send you back to the lunchroom cafeteria, with preposterously creamy and buttery noodles. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Craving mac and cheese? Try our 7 favorites at these Dallas-area restaurants," 15 May 2020

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First Known Use of buttery


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


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

History and Etymology for buttery


Middle English boterie, from Anglo-French, from but cask, butt — more at butt entry 6

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8 Jul 2020

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“Buttery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttery. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of buttery

: resembling butter
: containing or covered with butter

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