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 Frilly, feathery fronds look similar to dill and remind me of a delicate lace. Washington Post, "How to embrace fennel and add its subtle sweetness to your cooking," 26 Mar. 2021 Philip Roth comes flapping at us like a magnificent albatross through the mist, a heavy, feathery projectile from beyond the rim of time. James Parker, The Atlantic, "The Relentless Philip Roth," 13 Mar. 2021 Or follow Carrie Bradshaw’s lead and dawn a feathery headpiece with your wedding dress—Emilio Pucci just released a sweet quill headband that’s guaranteed to be a showstopper. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, "15 Something Blue Ideas for a Picture-Perfect Wedding Day," 29 Mar. 2021 According to her tips, achieving a full, feathery brow look is actually quite simple. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "How to Get Full, Feathery Eyebrows If Yours Are Naturally Sparse," 20 Mar. 2021 The first golf balls were called feathery golf balls and were made with three pieces of leather of sewn together. Lyndi Mcnulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "An Eye for Art: The art of the hickory golf club," 12 Mar. 2021 The raptor-relative Troodon was a feathery, eight-foot-long dinosaur with large eyes. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Dinosaurs Thrived in the Snow," 3 Dec. 2020 Miscanthus sinensis, more commonly known as Chinese silvergrass, is a dense grass with tall, feathery leaves that clump together and frequent roadsides or forest edges. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "These 5 plants invasive to Indiana might be in your backyard. Here's what you need to know.," 15 Mar. 2021 But the bounce has started to return, and so has the confidence to cut and sprint and rise for feathery jumpers. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas' Jase Febres starting to feel himself again after long journey back from surgery," 6 Mar. 2021

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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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13 Apr 2021

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“Feathery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feathery. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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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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