feathery

adjective feath·ery \ ˈfet͟h-rē , ˈfe-t͟hər-ē \
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of feathery

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

Examples of feathery in a Sentence

  1. a plant with feathery leaves

  2. the apple pie had a wonderfully feathery crust

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First Known Use of feathery

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FEATHERY Defined for English Language Learners

feathery

Definition of feathery for English Language Learners

  • : extremely light and soft or delicate : like a feather


FEATHERY Defined for Kids

feathery

adjective feath·ery \ ˈfe-t͟hə-rē \

Definition of feathery for Students

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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