willowy

adjective
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 Cameron Brink, Stanford’s willowy 6-4 freshman forward, had 88 of them. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2021 In long-limbed, willowy Maria Kowroski as the Sugar Plum Fairy, dressed in shimmering, pale hues of tulle and satin, the ballet has an especially queenly ballerina. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2020 Next door, a woman in her 70s or 80s ironed in full view of the neighborhood, her willowy body framed by the open doorway of her laundry room. Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2020 The sensational details, including a willowy blonde, jazz drummer and bungled police investigation, made the case one of the most notorious in Alaska history. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Aug. 2020 The couple moves to Chicago, where Moore—only twenty, high-cheekboned and willowy—becomes a professional model. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 19 May 2020 Earlier this month the willowy 6-foot-9 senior forward was named Gatorade Texas player of the year after averaging 26.1 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 2.1 assists for a 33-3 Vandegrift team. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, 24 Apr. 2020 Earlier this month the willowy 6-foot-9 senior forward was named Gatorade Texas player of the year after averaging 26.1 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 2.1 assists for a 33-3 Vandegrift team. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, 24 Apr. 2020 With her pulse-quickening visage, tantalizing purr of a voice, and willowy physique toned by boxing and judo, Ms. Blackman gained a foothold in British films in the late 1940s. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of willowy

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Apr 2021

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“Willowy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/willowy. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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willowy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of willowy

: tall, thin, and graceful

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