cottony

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adjective cot·tony \ ˈkät-nē , ˈkä-tᵊn-ē \

Definition of cottony

:resembling cotton in appearance or character: such as
a :covered with hairs or pubescence
b :soft

Examples of cottony in a Sentence

  1. The toys are stuffed with a cottony material.

  2. The flowers are small and cottony.

First Known Use of cottony

1578


COTTONY Defined for English Language Learners

cottony

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Definition of cottony for English Language Learners

  • : like cotton : soft, fluffy, or covered with small soft hairs


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