floaty

adjective
\ 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 Using Oculus VR headsets, Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms envisages a near future in which people meet virtually in a soulless, floaty virtual world. Megan Carnegie, Wired, 2 Nov. 2021 While pregnant with Prince Harry, Princess Diana's style shifted to accommodate her bump with floaty dresses and striking coats. CNN, 7 Oct. 2021 Sweet cocktails and floaty dresses were plentiful during an event that bid farewell to summer as the weather cools in Europe. Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 Think elevated black tank tops, floaty black dresses, and barely-there sandals for dripping-hot days, linen blazers for cool evenings, and sun hats that will help keep your face from soaking up too much sun. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 12 July 2021 Who doesn’t love a bit of summer glitz paired with floaty feathers? Angela Lei, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Even styles with sleeves can feel refreshing in floaty fabrics and a-line silhouettes. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 15 June 2021 Engine can't match the Benz's refinement, a bit floaty at the limit, having to explain the brand to everyone. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 25 May 2021 Jennifer Lopez stunned in a romantic, floaty wedding dress on Instagram Tuesday. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of floaty

circa 1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of floaty was circa 1608

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float-wing seaplane

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11 Nov 2021

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“Floaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floaty. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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