plumy

adjective
\ 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 According to wikiHow, blow dry separate sections using a round brush to pull, curl and smooth those tresses away from your face and into two gorgeous, thick plumy wings. oregonlive, 12 Jan. 2022 In the midst of the album’s plumy melodies is ruthless posturing. Max Cea, Billboard, 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, 19 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'plumy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of plumy

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About plumy

Dictionary Entries Near plumy

plum wine

plumy

plum-yew

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for plumy

Cite this Entry

“Plumy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumy. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!