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 In a recent episode – their 44th – she is dressed in a string of pearls and a flowery blouse and begins the show with a sign of the cross. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "For ‘grandfluencers,’ age isn’t a social media hindrance – it’s a hook," 14 May 2020 Along the long wall farther from the space’s stairs, the prints feature large areas of grassy green set off by dawn-sky purples and seeded with flowery yellow blobs. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: For ‘Inheritance,’ a wealth of compelling large-scale portraits," 27 Sep. 2019 The last photo features the flowery Mother's Day card Prince George made for Kate with pastels and tissue paper. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Will and Kate share a new photo with Charlotte and George, and an old photo of Diana for U.K. Mother's Day," 22 Mar. 2020 Like the other bathroom sinks, this one is curvy, flowery porcelain from the maker Sherle Wagner. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$3M Bloomfield Hills home's dining room floor used to be in Henry Ford II's house," 29 Feb. 2020 Use the petals in a fruit salad or put whole flowers at the bottom of a cake pan so that the cake, after baking, can be inverted to reveal a scented, flowery top. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "Edible flowers for your garden and dinner table," 7 Feb. 2020 The Invite is a humor and light-verse contest, and so the Empress is not looking for flowery elegies. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1365: Dead Letters, our obit poem contest," 2 Jan. 2020 But the creative and highly visual way same-gender dance allows partners to be passive and active, macho and flowery, in turn, can feel transformative, and not just on the dance floor. Britt Peterson, Washington Post, "Can a waltz be a form of activism? Ask these same-gender ballroom dancers.," 8 July 2019 Days before the phone call, in early August, Kurdish intelligence officials had led Othman into a small, dingy room with flowery curtains that blocked the view of northeastern Syria outside. Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post, "Disarmed but not defused," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of flowery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flowery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowery. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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