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 flowerily (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.

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This Middle Eastern riff on the classic dish Chicken Marbella gets a boost of flowery acidity from the use of hibiscus simple syrup. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Hibiscus Chicken Marbella," 19 June 2019 If the crunch of the artery pleases you, move on to the pork kidney, which is cut into flowery shapes that vaguely resemble miniature porcupines and lands on the tongue with an umami-forward bounce. Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, "Go Bold at Da Long Yi Hot Pot," 25 May 2018 At 35 years old, Sara gleams in shimmery pink dress pants and a silky flowery top. Mayra Cuevas, CNN, "How sexual abuse survivors are finding strength and dignity through fashion," 6 June 2019 The new Casbah blue colorway presents the pattern in a simple, blue-and-white palette, turning, well, flowery florals into a punchy pattern. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Floral Wallpaper for People Who Hate Florals," 19 Mar. 2019 Our consumer testers described the product's scent as pleasantly flowery, light and refreshing. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "L'Oréal Professionnel Finishing Fresh Dust," 14 Sep. 2015 This season, velvet ribbons in mustard yellow and deep red served as headbands, with loose ends trailing down the collection’s flowing, flowery frocks. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "The 8 Beauty Trends That Stole the Show on the Resort 2019 Runways," 14 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of flowery

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flowery was in the 14th century

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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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