floatier; floatiest
: tending to float : buoyant
: light and billowy
a floaty gown

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Along with being one of his most emotive, floaty vocal performances, the Steely Dan-like backing of guitarist Danny Kortchmar, electric pianist Craig Doerge and bassist Leland Sklar proves to be one of Crosby’s most empathetic and soulful teamings. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 20 Jan. 2023 In our testing we were put off by both the R1S’s out-of-synch steering responses and its poor ride control, which at times was excessively floaty and in other situations caused odd front-to-rear porpoising. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 16 Dec. 2022 Turner-Smith, 36, walked the red carpet in a floaty lime green Gucci gown with green sequin detail. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 6 Dec. 2022 The clothes tell the story in Giula Piersanti’s costume design: Maren’s floaty floral dresses and combat boots showcase her femininity and toughness. cleveland, 23 Nov. 2022 The floaty dress, featuring a handkerchief hem (a trademark of the Noughties), is something of a departure from Clooney’s usual red carpet choices, which often include slinky slip dresses and glitzy ball gowns. Emily Chan, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2022 Netting or gauze dipped in red dye and draped over the lanterns gives the ghosts their floaty form. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Oct. 2022 The late 1960s got a facelift on Saturday in a collection that featured babydoll dresses, miniskirts, psychedelia, crop-tops and jabot collars -- but never lost that floaty, contemporary Saab touch. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 1 Oct. 2022 Aside from the occasional denim moment, J Lo has worn almost exclusively floaty dresses on the getaway, from Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Et Ochs, Oscar de la Renta and Forte Forte—plus two more affordable styles from Reformation. Alice Cary, Vogue, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of floaty was circa 1608

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“Floaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floaty. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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