Definition of feathery
: resembling, suggesting, or covered with feathers; especially : extremely light
Examples of feathery in a Sentence
a plant with feathery leaves
the apple pie had a wonderfully feathery crust
Recent Examples of feathery from the Web
On Leaf: Leaf is a hard-nosed stretch-four with a feathery touch from all ranges out to the corner 3-pointer.
But there is a flatness to the image, a stark outlining of the figures, a disappearance of Gauguin's earlier, feathery brushwork.
There’s just too much to guard for Cleveland, compounded by the ball-handling ability and feathery touch packed into one 6-9 frame.
Diane Kruger’s backless gown featured wedding-cake tiers; Elle Fanning’s dress was covered in feathery flowers; and Aishwarya Rai’s voluminous ballgown deserved its own red carpet — or, at least, its own seat on the plane.
At Marchesa, there were also a lot of black bows, black earrings and furry, feathery black shoes.
Yarrow has feathery foliage and long-blooming flat-topped flowers that attract butterflies.
Biermann, who celebrated the annual race with her hubby, NFL star Kroy Biermann, chose a semi-see-through white babydoll sundress featuring multicolor pink, aqua and lavender feathery sleeves.
Hundertmark, using his spotting scope, pointed out the double crests that resemble feathery horns, visible only during breeding season.
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First Known Use of feathery
FEATHERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of feathery for English Language Learners
: extremely light and soft or delicate : like a feather
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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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