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

Examples of floaty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over large swells in the road, the Spectre can be slightly too floaty front to back, but body roll is well controlled. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 3 July 2023 The beautiful, free, floaty, flying thing. Rose Eveleth, WIRED, 31 Dec. 2022 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

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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 28 May. 2024.

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