fur·​ry | \ ˈfər-ē How to pronounce furry (audio) \
furrier; furriest

Definition of furry

1 : consisting of or resembling fur animals with furry coats
2 : covered with fur
3 : thick in quality spoke with a furry voice

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Examples of furry in a Sentence

My children love furry animals. The plant has furry leaves. Furry mold was growing on the cheese.
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Her cream sweater and furry scarf remain unidentified. Glamour, "Jennifer Lopez Completed a $200K Outfit With $60 Sunglasses," 25 Mar. 2019 In a promo photo for the episode, Tennant and Colman pose with a third, more furry guest. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "David Tennant Is Starting a Podcast, and Olivia Colman Will Be His First Guest," 25 Jan. 2019 The bot’s eyes have six layers of projections to create an impression of depth, and its exterior (covered by a furry onesie that can be removed for washing) is touch sensitive. James Vincent, The Verge, "Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved," 20 Dec. 2018 When one of the furry forms tips over without breaking stride, the men burst into spasmodic giggles. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "A Furniture Collaboration That’s Irresistible," 4 Dec. 2018 One of the furry faces who portrayed Duke, whose real name was Sam, passed away last week after a battle with cancer. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Golden retriever who played Bush's Beans' 'Duke' dies after battle with cancer," 3 July 2018 The Bush family welcomed a furry face Monday: a yellow Labrador Retriever named Sully H.W. Bush. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Former President George H.W. Bush welcomes service dog named "Sully"," 26 June 2018 The sloth, about the size of a large sheepdog, hung upside down and stared at me with an expression of ineffable sadness on its furry face. New York Times, "Don’t Try to Catch a Komodo Dragon — Unless You’re David Attenborough," 29 May 2018 Just four feet away, a furry face peeps out from the leaves. Lucy Sherriff, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Safari in Colombia's Still-Wild Amazon Rainforest," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of furry

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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furry dance

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English Language Learners Definition of furry

: covered with fur
: covered with something that looks or feels like fur
: resembling fur


fur·​ry | \ ˈfər-ē How to pronounce furry (audio) \
furrier; furriest

Kids Definition of furry

1 : covered with fur furry paws
2 : like fur furry slippers

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