vel·​vety ˈvel-və-tē How to pronounce velvety (audio)
: having the character of velvet as in being soft, smooth, thick, or richly hued
velvety hair
a velvety green pasture
: smooth to the taste : mild
a velvety wine

Examples of velvety in a Sentence

a dog's velvety ears
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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of velvety was in 1752

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“Velvety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


vel·​vety ˈvel-vət-ē How to pronounce velvety (audio)
: soft, smooth, or thick like velvet
velvety leaves

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