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Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fabric with an even pile longer and less dense than velvet pile



Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : relating to, resembling, or made of plush
2a : notably luxurious
b : rich, full the plush sound of his saxophone playing a plush, ripe wine

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Other Words from plush


plushly adverb
plushness noun

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Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of plush in a Sentence

Adjective The hotel accommodations were plush. a particularly plush and buttery chardonnay
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The camera moves fast up to Douglas’ face — and then, in a matching image that can only be parody, moves just as fast up to the teeth of a nearby Garfield plush toy. Darren Franich,, "Remembering Joel Schumacher, an excessive stylist for an excessive time," 22 June 2020 To relieve shoulder and hip pressure from side sleeping, the plush Saatva is the softest option and perfect for cradling these major joints. Mandie Kelleher, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Best Mattresses for Back Pain to Help You Sleep Easy," 19 June 2020 Invest in some aromatherapy candles or diffusers as well as a plush, hotel-quality robe, so mom can have a relaxing spa day without leaving the house. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "How to Transform Your Home Into a Hotel Fit for a Queen This Mother's Day," 2 May 2020 Grief compounded The caskets sit on plush, deep blue carpet. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "How an Indiana mortuary cares for those who died of the coronavirus while staying safe," 29 Apr. 2020 Last December, days before Moore, 25, died from an overdose, his mom mailed him a box with fun winter-themed items: hot chocolate ingredients, an ornament and a red plush blanket. Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, "Her son died of an overdose. Now she sends hundreds of cards to parents like her, hoping to ease the stigma.," 6 Dec. 2019 Like a certain other seasonal plaything that sits on a shelf, Peep on a Perch comes with a storybook and a plush. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Peep on a Perch Is a Springtime Take on the Elf on the Shelf," 9 Mar. 2020 The company recommends plush for stomach sleepers, firm for side sleepers, and mid-plush for those who want a balance of soft support. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Pillows for All Sleeping Positions," 14 Jan. 2020 This famous plush throw from Nordstrom has an actual 5-star rating from over 1,500 reviews. Samantha Matt, USA TODAY, "17 can't-miss deals from Nordstrom's huge end of year sale," 26 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Brooklinen super-plush 100% Turkish cotton towels, robes and rugs are extra thick for spa-like comfort. oregonlive, "Spruce up, organize your bathroom for a better start to your morning," 28 June 2020 Reviewers love this towel set — which comes with two bath towels, two hand towels and four washcloths — for how plush and lightweight the towels are, while also being quick-drying. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, "Everything you need to go on the safest road trip possible," 26 June 2020 The supportive and breathable latex core is surrounded by a layer of fluffy denier fiber, a unique combination that provides you with the plush feel of a down pillow that won't go flat over time. Jillian Mueller, Better Homes & Gardens, "These 10 Expert-Recommended Cooling Pillows Will Give You Your Best Night's Sleep," 25 June 2020 Other items included in the self-care kit are plush socks and blankets, essential oils, coloring books and handwritten notes of encouragement. al, "Alabama graduation coach sending self-care kits to Black Belt teens," 25 June 2020 Guardado’s uncle Noe Abarca, 47, knelt on the sidewalk to light Virgen de Guadalupe candles lined up in front of bouquets of flowers and a plush SpongeBob still in its plastic bag. Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times, "Family demands answers after sheriff’s deputy kills armed security guard in Gardena," 19 June 2020 That includes plush bedding, oversized baths, and for larger rooms, a balcony overlooking the water below. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Hotel on Catalina Island Is Celebrating Its 100th Birthday With $4.98 Rooms," 18 June 2020 As the protests were getting underway Saturday, mourners at a memorial service in the tiny railroad town of Raeford, N.C., passed by the plush blue coffin of Floyd, whose body was dressed in a tan suit and a brown tie. David Zucchino,, "Protesters pour into cities for another huge mobilization," 6 June 2020 Unlike a lot of the smaller Jewish delis that dot Oakland County, the Stage has a large, upscale dining room, complete with plush chairs and a Hollywood theme. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Jewish dining institution Stage Deli in West Bloomfield welcomes first diners in 3 months," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of plush


1594, in the meaning defined above


1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plush


Middle French peluche

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1 Jul 2020

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“Plush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick, soft fabric



English Language Learners Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of a thick, soft fabric
: thick and soft
: very fancy and usually expensive


\ ˈpləsh How to pronounce plush (audio) \
plusher; plushest

Kids Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : made of a thick soft fabric
2 : very rich and fine a plush hotel



Kids Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fabric like a very thick soft velvet

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