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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The princess — who also wore a flowery dress in her engagement portraits with fiancé Jack Brooksbank — paired it with some seriously chic black and nude heels. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Eugenie Totally Delivered in This Spring-Ready Floral Dress," 25 May 2018 She was shown walking along a leafy path, wearing a flowery dress, her hair newly styled. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "Yulia Skripal Describes ‘Extremely Painful’ Recovery From Poisoning," 23 May 2018 Guardia Lombardi town clerk Luigi DiSanto, who is married to a Siconolfi, pulled out registries of our ancestors’ birth records, written in flowery Italian script. Michael Siconolfi, WSJ, "Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties," 11 Oct. 2018 Check out these other ways to make your look more flowery: Now watch this amazing floral lip art come together: Follow Marci on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to Allure's newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Marci Robin, Allure, ""Flower Vase Hair" Is the Whimsical New Updo Trend Going Viral on Instagram," 17 Sep. 2018 Cole shared another photo of Lili prancing through a flowery field, this time with a gushy, deep caption that fans had no trouble reading into and deciding was a veiled admission of undying love for Lili. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's Relationship," 30 July 2018 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

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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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