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
Recent Examples on the Web The stalks should be crisp, with feathery, bright-green fronds. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Fennel: Spring vegetable packs a punch of vitamins A and C," 21 Mar. 2020 The controls are responsive to even a feathery touch. Harold Goldberg, Washington Post, "NBA 2K20’s flat story mode blunts an otherwise sharp game," 6 Sep. 2019 Pear and Asian Greens Salad Contrast the feathery textures of baby Asian greens with the crunch of quick-pickled onion, Asian pear, and sesame seeds. Sunset Magazine, "The Recipes You Should Be Cooking This March," 26 Feb. 2020 Disgust at their grisly trade, which was eradicating millions of birds a year to meet Americans’ demand for feathery swank, surged in her like a ball of regurgitated feathers and crustaceans from a grebe’s crop. The Economist, "Lexington Companies can now get away with killing America’s birds," 20 Feb. 2020 The eye follows them along to a complicated knot, from which dangle a pair of feathery, furry tassels, one on top of the other. New York Times, "‘The Man in the Red Coat,’ by Julian Barnes: An Excerpt," 18 Feb. 2020 The lyrics, written by Rahe and sung completely in Spanish, are connected by her airy, feathery vocals and soft-stepping temperament. Dallas News, "Angélica Rahe challenges what you think you know about Spanish music," 13 Feb. 2020 His hats were inventive and fanciful, concoctions that might feature octopus arms pretzeled flirtatiously around the wearer’s eyes, or mini-fountains of feathery plumage. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Times of Bill Cunningham," 14 Feb. 2020 Ahead of Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, Usher hit the 2020 Grammys stage on Sunday (Jan. 26) to perform a medley of Prince classics with a feathery, fantastic assist from FKA Twigs. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Usher & FKA Twigs Go Crazy With Prince Tribute at 2020 Grammys," 26 Jan. 2020

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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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2 Apr 2020

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“Feathery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feathery. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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How to pronounce feathery (audio)

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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