\ ˈflē-sē How to pronounce fleecy (audio) \
fleecier; fleeciest

Definition of fleecy

: covered with, made of, or resembling fleece a fleecy winter coat

Examples of fleecy in a Sentence

there were signs of the family's fleecy poodle all over the upholstery
Recent Examples on the Web In Sheep Inc’s case, that means starting with the fleecy ovines. Nick Scott, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2022 Sometimes there's nothing better than snuggling up inside a fleecy wool hoodie when the sky is pelting your home (or tent) with cold rain. Matt Jancer, Wired, 30 Mar. 2022 The ones who stay, who are also in pajamas, help themselves to food or drink, park themselves on a couch or chair (with a fleecy blanket, of course) and read, chat, watch movies on Netflix, nap, play a board game, whatever. cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 The second trick was more specific to the fleecy ballads that Harris records as Grouper, which sometimes conceal themselves in so much reverb and white noise that the music starts fudging your sense of distance. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 Like your favorite pair of high-rise jeans and year-round denim topper, fleecy styles range in the wash, from light to true blue and black. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 14 Nov. 2021 Pressure is mounting on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to retest the animal who has a fleecy black coat and small tufts of curly dark hair on his head. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 Helping create the blissful midsummer mood was a fleet of fleecy fair-weather clouds that seemed to have been fastened to the blue sky after being snipped from a souvenir postcard. Washington Post, 24 July 2021 In winter, the average snowfall of six or more feet offers a fleecy blanket that protects the gardens. Jeanine Barone, Forbes, 27 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fleecy

1590, in the meaning defined above

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16 Apr 2022

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“Fleecy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleecy. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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\ ˈflē-sē How to pronounce fleecy (audio) \
fleecier; fleeciest

Kids Definition of fleecy

: covered with, made of, or similar to fleece a soft fleecy sweater fleecy clouds


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