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 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 From flowery hats to bright masks, spectators came out to Churchill Downs in their Kentucky Derby best on Saturday. BostonGlobe.com, "Photos: Here are some of the looks from the 2021 Kentucky Derby," 1 May 2021 There are nut flavors, but the liquid is more flowery and fruit forward. Adam Morganstern, Forbes, "Casa Noble: A Premium Organic Tequila Relaunches Their Core Expressions," 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, "This Magical Video of Deer Relaxing Under Cherry Blossom Trees Looks Like a Real-life Disney Movie," 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, "This Couple Won Listen To Your Heart. But They Still Failed Fantasy Suites," 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, "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

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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 10 May. 2021.

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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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