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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Synonyms & Antonyms for velvety


cottony, downy, satin, satiny, silken, silklike, silky, soft, velvetlike


coarse, harsh, rough, scratchy

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That’s when a visitor with velvety black fur and kind brown eyes ambles up to patients in the short-term residential drug and alcohol treatment program. Valerie Royzman,, "Can a dog make a difference in the lives of those in recovery? For some, yes.," 9 June 2019 While the Dewy Skin Mist is designed to give skin a glowing finish, The Satin Skin Mist is formulated to keep skin feeling fresh with a more velvety texture. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, "Why Tatcha Created Its New Satin Skin Mist Specifically for Oily Complexions," 17 May 2019 There are a slew of wash-out color products, such as Bumble and Bumble’s velvety Bb. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Should I Break Up With My Hair Colorist to Go Gray?," 22 Mar. 2019 Case in point: The beeswax in her velvety lipsticks and dewy blushes helps preserve a delicate ecosystem. Megan Mcintyre, Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "11 New Innovations in Sustainable Beauty from Around the Globe," 18 Apr. 2019 To finish up Palvin's glam, Quinn used his finger to apply the velvety-soft Lip Maestro stain in 511 to her lips. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Barbara Palvin Get Ready For The 2019 Oscars," 2 Mar. 2019 Their 2011 debut album, See the Light, went on to become an instant EDM classic, with Ruiz’s smooth velvety voice over throbbing beats mesmerizing global dance floors for more than a decade. Jasmin Hernandez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nomi Ruiz on Making Art That Means Something," 17 Jan. 2019 The melody is accompanied by a mellow drum beat and R&B crooner Jaheim’s velvety voice. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Grandparents raising grandkids say they need more help from Washington state," 28 Dec. 2018 This velvety stew is the definition of comfort, and people adore it. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 10 Most-Pinned Fall Recipes on Pinterest," 12 Sep. 2018

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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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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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