Examples of downy in a Sentence
the downy surface of a ripe peach
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At the base of each hair, the downy fur resembled the gradient pattern of quail feathers in an exotic ripple of gray changing to brown.
Rainbow,’ this time offering 4-inch rows of downy-white tepals and the same recurved, dark red styles.
This dinosaur was smaller than the T. rex, but about the same size as the Albertosaurus and Gorgosaurus, which means that size can’t be the only factor that determines whether or not a dino sports a downy coat.
Mr. Quesne, a French theatermaker and visual artist, has fashioned a downy winter landscape at the Kitchen and populated it with a hatchback full of chip-eating, beer-drinking, AC/DC-loving hard rockers.
Big Bop’ll trade a B flat for a B, A neck for a neck, a tooth for a tee, A downy quilt bedbug for a fur cap-fat flea—
Downy beds and local Steadfast Coffee and pastries served in the courtyard encourage lazy mornings.
Layla Richards was a bouncy 7 pound, 10 ounce baby with downy dark hair and plump cheeks when she was born in a London hospital in June 2014.
More than a thousand of the stately birds huddled in a protective circle, many straddling a single egg or feeding a downy gray chick.
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DOWNY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downy for English Language Learners
—used to describe small, soft feathers or something that resembles such feathers
: covered or filled with small, soft feathers or something like them
DOWNY Defined for Kids
Definition of downy for Students
- The flower has downy petals.
- downy chicks
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