\ ˈflō-tē How to pronounce floaty (audio) \
floatier; floatiest

Definition of floaty

1 : tending to float : buoyant
2 : light and billowy a floaty gown

Examples of floaty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Girls will always have floaty-haired ice skaters to idolize. Anna Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Illustrators Brought the Spunky Ramona Quimby to Life," 3 Sep. 2020 And people infected with Covid-19 but without symptoms—common spreaders of the disease—emit those small, floaty particles. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19?," 6 Aug. 2020 There were also a number of floaty wedding dresses. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Resurrected, Imitation of Christ Resumes Its Tradition of Disruption," 7 July 2020 Those numbers were quickly decimated: the species is fatter and floatier than other whales, which made them prime targets for whalers looking for oily blubber. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, "Searching for the World's Most Endangered Whale," 27 Apr. 2020 Yes, Priyanka’s wearing sandals here, but imagine some knee-high boots and run with the idea that a thick leather belt can ground floaty summer florals perfectly for winter. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "How to Style a Belt This Winter," 9 Dec. 2019 Beloved competitive camp activities like floaty races, tug-of-war and potato sack races -- with some activities hosted by artists on the lineup -- kept attendees on their toes by day. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "Breakdancing, Bingo & Bass: The 10 Best Moments of Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2019," 7 Oct. 2019 The designer took to Instagram to share two gorgeous photos taken with daughter Harper Beckham, who wore a floaty floral dress for the occasion. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Harper Beckham Loved Every Minute of Victoria Beckham's London Fashion Week Show," 15 Sep. 2019 Monochrome prints of wispy leaves, arranged in a floaty pastiche, relate to both elements. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Can a Traditional Leather Sofa Cozy Up to a Colorful Acrylic Table?," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of floaty

circa 1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Floaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floaty. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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