flow·ery | \ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ē \

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 \ adverb
floweriness noun

Examples of flowery in a Sentence

We put two flowery prints in the dining room. He gave a long, flowery speech.

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Just like previous releases, these sneakers are as colorful and flowery as ever, but this time the kicks get a new two-tone design—as well as a slew of new details across the board. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Tyler, the Creator and Converse Are Here to Brighten Up Your Summer Kicks," 24 May 2018 Wordsworth deliberately edited out two earlier, more flowery stanzas. Willard Spiegelman, WSJ, "Words to Probe Our Deepest Thoughts," 6 July 2018 These aren’t your average short bouts of wit or flowery navel gazing that clutter social media. Jill Sanford, Outside Online, "9 Travel Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram," 1 July 2018 There was little flowery rhetoric and a minimum of the maudlin. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "For an emotional good-bye to Barbara Bush, a crisp, unpretentious funeral service," 21 Apr. 2018 Either way, a bright flowery sneaker is a great way to add some stylish psychedelic flair to any 2018 wardrobe. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Tyler, the Creator and Converse Are Here to Brighten Up Your Summer Kicks," 24 May 2018 To those who knew him, loved him and worked for him, flowery testimonials were appropriate. Marcos Bretón, sacbee, "Governor Deukmejian – Nice guy with an awful legacy | The Sacramento Bee," 18 May 2018 Anyway, today's flowery pick is quite untraditional for her. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "Queen Elizabeth Just Went Rogue in One of Her Most Unexpected Outfits Ever," 16 May 2018 No individual, no matter how flowery their language or sincere their intentions, can drain the swamp. Jay Willis, GQ, "Michael Cohen Is Rotten Because the System Is Rotten," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of flowery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \
flowerier; floweriest

Kids Definition of flowery

1 : full of or covered with flowers

2 : full of fancy words flowery language

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