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

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 Stuff the six plush, squeaky squirrels inside the trunk for the dog to ferret out. Matt Jancer, Wired, "21 Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad," 25 Apr. 2021 The tail teaser, which earned a 4.6-star average rating from almost 4,800 shoppers on Chewy, also comes with two faux fur plush toys that squeak and rattle. Kala Herh, NBC News, "18 best gifts for dogs, cats and other pets 2021," 11 Apr. 2021 The 1-inch pile provides a plush feel underfoot, and color options include pastel pink, blue-green, and red. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Squiggly Decor Is the Funky Design Trend That Will Instantly Cheer Up Your Home," 31 Mar. 2021 With over 3,000 rave reviews at Nordstrom, these suede slippers are lined with the plush shearling that Ugg boots are so famous for and that will keep his feet warm and comfortable all day long. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "40 amazing Valentine's Day gifts men actually want," 20 Jan. 2021 Made with Hotel plush gel fiber which results in a soft and comfortable pillow. Maren Estrada, BGR, "10 hidden Amazon deals that only Prime members can unlock," 14 Apr. 2021 One of our top choices for women’s robes is the Crane and Canopy plush bathrobe, normally $99 and now $80. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Stress Awareness Month 2021: The best deals on self-care products," 7 Apr. 2021 Its Ebbio Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2018 is a very accessible wine made of 100% Nebbiolo, plush with red fruits: cherry, raspberry, red plum, easy smooth tannins, light earthy hints. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, "Hunting For Truffles, With Intrigue And Great Wine," 17 Mar. 2021 In the wake of the pandemic, the latter proved so popular on the third party rental market that, in October, Punta Mita launched a proprietary version of Airbnb with 50 plush estates and condominiums. Sheila Marikar, Fortune, "Mexico’s gated communities are providing sweet relief for weary Americans," 4 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective This bed also comes in three firmness levels: plush, medium, and firm. Jennifer Walker-journey, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 9 Best Organic Mattresses to Shop in 2021, According to Sleep Experts," 30 Apr. 2021 Squishmallows seem just like the kinds of plush toys kids have been collecting for years. Haley Velasco, WSJ, "Squishmallows Carry on Where Furbies Left Off. ‘It Just Kind of Exploded.’," 30 Apr. 2021 At Camp Long Creek, luxury glamping tents with access to a pool, dining, and lake views make pet-friendly camping a plush experience. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Best Places to Travel in July," 30 Apr. 2021 One of the more versatile options on the list, this plush pillow-top mattress pad brings a soft, down-like experience to any mattress. Joanna Sciarrino, Forbes, "These 11 Mattress Toppers Give You The Bed Of Your Dreams," 28 Apr. 2021 Simply select Sport mode, stomp the brake and accelerator to the plush carpet, and then release the brake while keeping the gas pinned. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Bentley Flying Spur V-8 Oozes of Coin," 28 Apr. 2021 Pandesal, a plush and pillowy yeast roll coated in breadcrumbs, is an everyday staple in the Philippines, humble and iconic. Washington Post, "Learning to make pandesal, the everyday rolls of the Philippines, is a labor of love," 27 Apr. 2021 The new Fendi collection appears be part of the luxury sector’s newest trend: plush pet goods. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, "Fendi Unveils a New Luxury Travel Collection for Your Dog," 26 Apr. 2021 For example, a plush mattress topper is an easy way to soften up a bed that's too firm. Jillian Mueller, Health.com, "How to Choose a Mattress in 3 Simple Steps, According to Professional Bed Testers," 23 Apr. 2021

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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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3 May 2021

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“Plush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plush. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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