wil·​lowy | \ ˈwi-lə-wē How to pronounce willowy (audio) \

Definition of willowy

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

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Examples of willowy in a Sentence

the rattan's stems are split into willowy staves that are woven together to produce exquisite baskets
Recent Examples on the Web Thor cloak is made of the same heavy dorchester fabric that is used for the red jackets of the Queen’s Guards, Rubeo sourced a more dynamic, willowy textile from Spain for Portman’s suit. New York Times, 13 July 2022 Michelle Troconis has a lot in common with the woman she is accused of helping to kill: tall, willowy, and talented, both women fell hard for the same man, Fotis Dulos, a handsome, charismatic home developer and daring athlete. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 19 May 2022 Catching a fish the size of a small person with a willowy fly rod and a fly the size of your thumb is no easy matter. Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2022 In this version, marching masses in masks and raining rolls of toilet paper projected the modern-day point of the song, which benefited from the crunchy licks the willowy Rutherford spun from his guitar. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2021 When the trailer for this movie first hit the internet, the masses clutched pearls and bemoaned the casting of Nicole Kidman as Lucy, saying that everyone’s favorite willowy Australian star was the wrong choice to play the comedy legend. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 10 Dec. 2021 In the decade that followed, her willowy figure and striking looks led to a career in modeling, taking her from Boyle Heights to Australia, then New York. Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2021 The result is beef that’s tender without going mealy, its long, willowy fibers holding on to broth and spices that growl like chili but come back to a happier place with high aromatics like the red side of the spice cabinet. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Nov. 2021 The main threat on the outside is the head coach’s son, Jake Jackson, a willowy 6-5 target who has accepted a baseball scholarship from San Diego State. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of willowy

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of willowy was in 1766

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21 Jul 2022

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“Willowy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/willowy. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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