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

Other Words from flowery

flowerily \ ˈflau̇(-​ə)r-​ə-​lē How to pronounce flowery (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 The first chapter opens with a flowery description of his ride away from San Francisco and through the surrounding hills. Robert Isenberg, Longreads, 26 Apr. 2022 There is an emotional reality to every situation that is likely not in line with everything being wonderful and flowery and perfect. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 16 Feb. 2022 The language is flowery but sometimes the meaning is more subtextual. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 4 Dec. 2021 From flowery hats to bright masks, spectators came out to Churchill Downs in their Kentucky Derby best on Saturday. BostonGlobe.com, 1 May 2021 There are nut flavors, but the liquid is more flowery and fruit forward. Adam Morganstern, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 The cherry blossom trees, which were shedding their petals to create a pink, flowery blanket on the ground, obviously added an extra magical touch. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 21 May 2020 In a series built by extreme flowery dedications of love with a relative stranger, such unapologetic real talk would have grounded the series and proved the intensity of their love. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 18 May 2020 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, 14 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of flowery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 May 2022

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“Flowery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flowery. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for flowery


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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