flow·​ery | \ ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ē How to pronounce flowery (audio) \

Definition of flowery

1 : of, relating to, or resembling flowers
2 : marked by or given to rhetorical elegance flowery speeches

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Other Words from flowery

flowerily \ ˈflau̇(-​ə)r-​ə-​lē How to pronounce flowerily (audio) \ adverb
floweriness noun

Examples of flowery in a Sentence

We put two flowery prints in the dining room. He gave a long, flowery speech.
Recent Examples on the Web Its flowery aroma gives way to a lingering sweet kiss. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "I’ve visited 40 Portland breweries so far in 2019; here is my favorite beer from each," 22 Nov. 2019 Maya, 21, later posted several videos to her Instagram Story of the light display inside the museum’s iconic spiral structure, and thanked Dior in a post for her mesh and flowery gown. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, "Lookalike Mother-Daughter Duo Uma Thurman and Maya Hawke Step Out for Glam Night in N.Y.C.," 15 Nov. 2019 Kate Middleton showed up at Prince Louis' christening wearing a cream Alexander McQueen, fancy flowery headband, and gorgeous pearl floral earrings that completed the look in a subtle, but lovely way. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "An Inexpensive Version of Kate Middleton's Christening Earrings Is Available to Buy," 11 Oct. 2019 Fleurs de Villes’ exhibit coming to South Coast Plaza Sixteen mannequins dressed in flowery creations by some of the area’s top floral designers will be on display beside a flower market at South Coast Plaza from Wednesday until Oct. 13. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: OCC book festival nets appearance from Lakers legend and author Kobe Bryant," 3 Oct. 2019 Head to Palais Montcalm, an outdoor ice-skating rink where the hip kids ice dance to glam-rock hits in flowery spandex leggings and leather jackets. Outside Online, "How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Québec City," 2 Oct. 2019 Daytime dresses, often made of velvet, were romantic and flowery with lots of ribbon and silk embroidery in designs that echoed Art Deco motifs. Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Fashions of 1920s shimmer and shine in ‘Downton Abbey’ the movie," 17 Sep. 2019 News consumers have been treated to flowery eulogies, including a few exceptionally jarring ones, by former colleagues, political opponents, editors, technocrats. Harish C Menon, Quartz India, "By only praising the dead politician, you are being the worst kind of fake," 26 Aug. 2019 Doris Weiserova, one year younger, sketched butterflies fluttering through a flowery meadow. The Economist, "Historical memorials are not enough to stop anti-Semitism in Europe," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flowery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Dec 2019

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“Flowery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floweriness. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of flowery

: filled with flowers
: decorated with pictures of flowers
: smelling like a flower : having a sweet smell like a flower


flow·​ery | \ ˈflau̇-ə-rē How to pronounce flowery (audio) \
flowerier; floweriest

Kids Definition of flowery

1 : full of or covered with flowers
2 : full of fancy words flowery language

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