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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Some artists rendered the fireworks as feathery plumes, others as squiggly spermatozoa. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Remembering when emperors planned their own extravagant fireworks displays," 3 July 2019 Snip about 1 tablespoon of the feathery leaves and sprinkle over salad. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "Steak Pizzaiola makes for a quick and delicious meal," 17 June 2019 The Eye Is the First Circle, completed in 1960 and named after an Emerson quote, is a tempest that engulfs the viewer in chaotic, feathery strokes, a 16-foot-wide sweep of circular emotion. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Irrepressible Emotion of Lee Krasner," 13 June 2019 Kim offers long platform/steps and a feathery background projection. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Review: 'Actually’ at TheaterWorks a thought-provoking, heavy drama of a hookup gone bad," 3 June 2019 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

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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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