feath·​ery | \ ˈfet͟h-rē How to pronounce feathery (audio) , ˈfe-t͟hər-ē\

Definition of feathery

: resembling, suggesting, or covered with feathers especially : extremely light

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Examples of feathery in a Sentence

a plant with feathery leaves the apple pie had a wonderfully feathery crust

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Meanwhile, feathery vocals from Blake lend the song a holy sheen. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far): Staff Picks," 4 June 2019 Bikoff has installed a feathery wallpaper on the ceiling to complement the Rhapsody seating collection, which features patterned upholstery with jewelry-like hardware accents. Parker Bowie Larson, ELLE Decor, "The New Versace Home Collection Is the Fantasy of Our Candy-Colored, Neon-Tinged Dreams," 9 Apr. 2019 Queen Elizabeth also looked as regal as ever in a double-breasted coat with fuchsia trim and feathery statement hat. Whitney Perry, Glamour, "Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry Attend the Royal Christmas Church Service Together," 25 Dec. 2018 Bella, who walked her third VSFS, modeled a blue lingerie set with feathery wings and then a sportier black ensemble while her beau The Weeknd cheered her on from the front row. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid's Second Naked Dress at the VSFS After-Party Bared Even More Than the First," 9 Nov. 2018 After dazzling in Givenchy couture in Los Angeles and breaking out the feathery Valentino couture at the Venice Film Festival, Gaga decided to go in a different direction for the movie’s London premiere. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Lady Gaga’s Elizabethan Alexander McQueen Gown Has to Be Seen to Be Believed," 27 Sep. 2018 Here is a tidal pool, with limpets resembling cocktail umbrellas, beds of blue-shelled mussels and feathery shrimp that seem to gallop through the brine; elsewhere, the splendid flourish of the dreaded giant squid. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "What to Give: Children’s Books," 15 Nov. 2018 Over the course of the show, her makeup—whether light and feathery or, eventually, vamped up with the other witches—is a barometer for her allegiance to the witch’s coven. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 28 Oct. 2018 Plop a jet-black feathery frond into a pot of orchids as seen here by Metaflora. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Can Halloween Home Decor Be Chic? These Items Make the Case," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of feathery

1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of feathery was in 1580

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English Language Learners Definition of feathery

: extremely light and soft or delicate : like a feather


feath·​ery | \ ˈfe-t͟hə-rē How to pronounce feathery (audio) \

Kids Definition of feathery

1 : like a feather or tuft of feathers His dark eyelashes were long and feathery— Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons
2 : covered with feathers

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