Examples of downy in a Sentence
the downy surface of a ripe peach
Recent Examples of downy from the Web
Up in Montana, one of the earliest, in 2005, to erect fancy tents with framed art on the canvas walls, rugs on the wood floors and downy duvets on the log-frame beds, introduced glamping’s first three-bedroom, two-bathroom tents last summer.
Warm weather brings on powdery mildew, which covers a plant with a downy, white fungal coating that sucks nutrients out of the leaves.
The spots enlarge and are mirrored on the undersurface of the leaf with a white downy growth.
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—
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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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