\ ˈplü-mē How to pronounce plumy (audio) \
plumier; plumiest

Definition of plumy

1 : downy
2 : having or resembling plumes

Examples of plumy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the midst of the album’s plumy melodies is ruthless posturing. Max Cea, Billboard, "With 'Everything Is Love,' Beyoncé and JAY-Z Flex on Kanye West and the World," 17 June 2018 On the coffee table, next to some vitamin pills and a water bottle, was a 160-million-year-old Anchiornis, its dinosaur tail and its plumy smudge of feathers preserved in exquisite detail. Stefen Chow, Smithsonian, "The Great Chinese Dinosaur Boom," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of plumy

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Plumy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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