vel·​vety | \ ˈvel-və-tē How to pronounce velvety (audio) \

Definition of velvety

1 : having the character of velvet as in being soft, smooth, thick, or richly hued velvety hair a velvety green pasture
2 : smooth to the taste : mild a velvety wine

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Examples of velvety in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sheets are woven with premium 100% cotton, resulting in an ultra-velvety feel. Nicol Natale, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2021 The palate is very velvety, with black currants and boysenberries sweetly spiced with vanilla, chocolate, and clove, as well as an undertow of pencil shavings. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The soft and velvety feeling when it is touched is unmatched. Chris Hachey, BGR, 17 Mar. 2021 The subject is approaching death with a sense of acceptance and gratitude for all life has offered, and Christofaro was an expressive soloist throughout, her attacks warm and velvety, her moments of forcefulness bracingly clear. Rob Hubbard, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 Merlot, with its soft, velvety plum flavor, is one of the world’s most popular red wines. Mélissa Godin, Time, 22 May 2020 Pools of rich velvety light fill the small plaza, red and blue like fire and ice. Roger Naylor, azcentral, 20 Apr. 2020 Nitro cold brew adds some extra flair—the coffee is infused with nitrogen, giving it a velvety, creamy, foamy texture, not unlike a Guinness. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Apr. 2020 Ideas from The Times on what to read, cook, watch, play and listen to while staying safe At Home. Incense burns, the dominant color is a velvety jade green, and the single Indian servant wears a turban. J. Hoberman, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of velvety

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for velvety

velvet entry 1 + -y entry 1

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The first known use of velvety was in 1752

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24 Dec 2021

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“Velvety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of velvety

: soft and smooth


vel·​vety | \ ˈvel-və-tē How to pronounce velvety (audio) \

Kids Definition of velvety

: soft and smooth velvety skin

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