feathery

adjective
feath·​ery | \ ˈfet͟h-rē How to pronounce feathery (audio) , ˈfe-t͟hər-ē \

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
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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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19 May 2022

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“Feathery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feathery. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for feathery

feathery

adjective
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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