plush

noun
\ ˈpləsh How to pronounce plush (audio) \

Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

plush

adjective

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

Adjective

plushly adverb
plushness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for plush

Synonyms: Adjective

big, concentrated, full, full-bodied, heady, lusty, muscular, potent, rich, robust, strong

Antonyms: Adjective

delicate, light, mild, thin, thinned, weak, weakened

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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 formula reacts to your body’s natural pH, providing a plush, natural color that suits the skin tone of every person perfectly and makes annoying lips gloss returns a thing of the past. Vara Gianna, Seventeen, "11 Gorgeous Lip Glosses That Won't Break The Bank," 22 Jan. 2019 The pocketed and micro coils throughout provide extra support and breathability, while 100 percent organic cotton makes the quilted mattress top plush, and pure wool naturally keeps sleepers warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Parachute Just Released A Brand New Eco-Friendly Mattress," 18 Jan. 2019 Whether your little one is playing, napping, or guarding the house, the jumbo-size plush will always come to the rescue. Stacia Affelt, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Holiday Gifts for Whatever Your Child Is Currently Obsessing Over," 16 Nov. 2018 The room decorated with twinkle string lights, sequin pillows, and plush throws belongs to Hannah Whitford,18 and Olivia Terry, 17. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Mercyhurst University Dorm Decor," 24 Aug. 2018 Or, simply sit back and relax on one of the plush, rinkside couches and watch as the kids gain more and more confidence with each loop around the ice. Discover Magazine, "7 Family Friendly Bucket List Adventures in Beaver Creek," 17 Aug. 2018 Make a pilgrimage to drink in one of the world’s most important cocktail venues, and luxuriate in the plush, luxe surroundings. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Bars in London," 1 Mar. 2018 Tucked underneath a staircase in Altadena, Calif., is a plush, brightly upholstered oasis. Tim Gavan, WSJ, "Five Stairways Go From Dull to Dramatic," 13 July 2018 Returning from the Taj days – but revamped – are the plush Robert’s Steakhouse and Il Mulino (plus a casual Trattoria Il Mulino). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "New dining options at Atlantic City's casinos include Garces and Hard Rock," 27 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The hotel staff can’t fathom the idea of Chinese people being able to afford their plush accommodations. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Crazy Rich Asians has a daring premise: an Asian man that everyone desires," 17 Aug. 2018 Ah, there's something so soothing about getting out of bed and putting your feet on a wildly plush carpet. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Poll: Which '90s Home Trends Do You Wish Would Never Come Back?," 25 Oct. 2018 Runners-Up: Zimmerli’s 700 Pureness brief was plush, but its short inseam might be too revealing for the more modest man. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Best Men’s Underwear for Your Budget: We Tested 45 Kinds," 6 Mar. 2018 Treat the world like your plush carpet, and get ready to strut. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes Aug 6-12," 6 Aug. 2012 Here's how to get a plush, flawless, stays-put-forever red lip. 1. Lauren Valenti, Marie Claire, "Makeup Genius Lisa Eldridge Has a Super Easy Trick for Doubling Your Lip Size," 24 Feb. 2017 The solid version is often firmer and intended for side or back sleepers, whereas shredded is more plush and the filling can be moved around with some plumping. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Memory Foam Pillows You Can Buy," 21 Dec. 2018 While the formula doesn't feature the kind of plush, rich texture I'm used to from ultra-nourishing creams, it more than makes up for the lack of sensorial experience with its restorative properties. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This Drugstore Baby Product Keeps My Skin Moisturized All Winter Long," 13 Dec. 2018 Rather than sinking in immediately and disappearing five minutes later as some balms do, Skin Food Lip Butter stays around for hours, leaving the lips looking and feeling plush and moisturized. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Exclusive: Weleda Created an Entire Collection of Skin Food Products," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of plush

Noun

1594, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plush

Noun

Middle French peluche

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More Definitions for plush

plush

noun

English Language Learners Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick, soft fabric

plush

adjective

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

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

plush

adjective
\ 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

plush

noun

Kids Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fabric like a very thick soft velvet

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