flowery

adjective 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

flowerily

play \ˈflau̇(-ə)r-ə-lē\ adverb

floweriness

noun

Examples of flowery in a Sentence

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

  2. He gave a long, flowery speech.

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First Known Use of flowery

14th century


FLOWERY Defined for English Language Learners

flowery

adjective

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

adjective flow·ery \ ˈflau̇-ə-rē \

Definition of flowery for Students

flowerier; floweriest
1 :full of or covered with flowers
2 :full of fancy words
  • flowery language


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