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
Try a shirt with a feathery trim that can be worn with high-waisted black slacks or jeans.
The 62-million-year-old mousebird suggests that, after the great dino die-off, birds rebounded and diversified rapidly, setting the stage for today’s dizzying variety of feathery forms.
The track manages to bridge the universal theme -- the ires of the digital age -- without coming off preachy, and its feathery piano melody is the perfect match for Marina's vocal swoons. 7.
Sea cucumbers breathe using feathery outgrowths of their guts, and several insect larvae breathe using butt snorkels.
The leadoff hitters able to drop a feathery bunt down the line.
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.
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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
FEATHERY Defined for Kids
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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