willowy

adjective wil·lowy \ ˈwi-lə-wē \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of willowy

1 : abounding with willows
2 : resembling a willow:
a : pliant
b : gracefully tall and slender
  • a willowy actress

Examples of willowy in a Sentence

  1. the rattan's stems are split into willowy staves that are woven together to produce exquisite baskets

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First Known Use of willowy

1766

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of willowy for English Language Learners

  • : tall, thin, and graceful



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