Examples of downy in a Sentence
the downy surface of a ripe peach
Recent Examples of downy from the Web
More than a thousand of the stately birds huddled in a protective circle, many straddling a single egg or feeding a downy gray chick.
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.
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.
A downy woodpecker flits among the wayward branches of an uprooted tree.
This means that more chicks will still be downy and vulnerable come November and December, when the storms pick up.
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First Known Use of downy
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
1 : like small soft feathers The flower has downy petals.
2 : covered or filled with small soft feathers or hairs downy chicks
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