flowery

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adjective flow·ery \ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ē\

Definition of flowery

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling flowers

  2. 2 :  marked by or given to rhetorical elegance flowery speeches

flowerily

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floweriness

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Examples of flowery in a sentence

  1. We put two flowery prints in the dining room.

  2. He gave a long, flowery speech.

14th Century

First Known Use of flowery

14th century


FLOWERY Defined for English Language Learners

flowery

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adjective flow·ery \ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ē\

Definition of flowery for English Language Learners

  • : filled with flowers

  • : decorated with pictures of flowers

  • : smelling like a flower : having a sweet smell like a flower


FLOWERY Defined for Kids

flowery

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adjective flow·ery \ˈflau̇-ə-rē\

Definition of flowery for Students

flowerier

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floweriest

  1. 1 :  full of or covered with flowers

  2. 2 :  full of fancy words flowery language



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