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noun (1)

plump·​ness ˈpləmp-nəs How to pronounce plumpness (audio)
: the quality or state of being plump


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noun (2)

: freedom from hesitation or circumlocution

Examples of plumpness in a Sentence

Noun (1) a man of considerable plumpness sat down next to me the astonishing plumpness that is so often found in the speech of the very young or the very old
Recent Examples on the Web
Through the second half of the 19th century a certain plumpness, especially in women, had been seen as charming, healthy and feminine. Michelle Stacey, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024 In particular, hyaluronic acid serum is effective at restoring hydration, adding plumpness, and dissipating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, according to a 2021 study. Caroline C. Boyle, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2024 Antioxidants and proteins support hyaluronic acid to provide maximum plumpness and hydration. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 22 Nov. 2022 It’s created to absorb quickly and leave behind smoother and more luminous skin, while also featuring collagen to boost elasticity and plumpness. Tatjana Freund, ELLE, 30 Nov. 2022 This serum does it all and then som; vitamin C is used to brighten and improve skin texture, hyaluronic acid adds moisture and plumpness to the skin, and salicylic acid reduces oiliness, which leads to breakouts. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 14 Jan. 2023 This innovative tool enhances facial circulation and imparts youthful plumpness, offering a scientific approach to reducing and preventing facial aging. Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 That’s why staying properly hydrated really does affect everything—including body temperature, digestion, joint health, and even the plumpness of our skin. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2023 This ingredient is the answer for aging skin, stimulating natural collagen production and restoring the skin’s plumpness. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1545, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plumpness was in 1545

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“Plumpness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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