powdery

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adjective pow·dery \ˈpau̇-də-rē\

Definition of powdery

  1. 1a :  resembling or consisting of powder powdery snowb :  easily reduced to powder :  crumbling

  2. 2 :  covered with or as if with powder

Examples of powdery in a Sentence

  1. the beach's powdery white sand

  2. We skied down the powdery slopes.

Recent Examples of powdery from the Web

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15th Century

First Known Use of powdery

15th century


POWDERY Defined for English Language Learners

powdery

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adjective

Definition of powdery for English Language Learners

  • : like powder

  • : covered with powder


POWDERY Defined for Kids

powdery

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adjective pow·dery \ˈpau̇-də-rē\

Definition of powdery for Students

  1. 1 :  made of or like powder powdery snow

  2. 2 :  easily crumbled powdery bricks

  3. 3 :  covered or sprinkled with or as if with powder a powdery mountain slope



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