\ ˈpləsh How to pronounce plush (audio) \

Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fabric with an even pile longer and less dense than velvet pile



Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : relating to, resembling, or made of plush
2a : notably luxurious
b : rich, full the plush sound of his saxophone playing a plush, ripe wine

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Other Words from plush


plushly adverb
plushness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for plush

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of plush in a Sentence

Adjective The hotel accommodations were plush. a particularly plush and buttery chardonnay
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The mother is happy with that and leaves with an additional gift, a tray of plush, play sushi for her daughter. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Oct. 2021 Located just a few steps west of the ferry terminal, the opulent Greydon House perfectly encapsulates the charm and sophistication of Nantucket, offering 20 plush Roman and Williams-designed rooms housed within a refurbished 1850s-era abode. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Dogs will also enjoy its plush-yet-breathable fleece fabric, no-slip construction, and low profile, which prevents injury. Emily Belfiore,, 13 Aug. 2021 The same thing goes for Marvel movies thanks to this plush and squeaky Groot dog toy and this Spider-Man teaser cat toy (complete with catnip). Sarah Toscano,, 11 Aug. 2021 Stay at the historic Hotel Château du Grand Lucé with its plush rooms and magnificent gardens. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 July 2021 The creation of Dallas twin brothers Blake and Brandon Shirk, the new hotel has just 39 plush but small rooms. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 5 May 2021 Whether the Mandalorian fan in your life is seven or seventy, this 11-inch plush Baby Yoda toy is the perfect gift. Tanner Saunders, USA TODAY, 2 Dec. 2020 It is constructed for enduring comfort through long gaming sessions with breathable microfiber mesh and plush, memory foam fabric earpads. Chris Hachey, BGR, 14 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Expect a quieter soundtrack, plush beach beds and a classically Mediterranean dining menu. J.q. Louise, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 That arrangement helps explain why a small popcorn can cost at least $6 and why so much focus goes to reserve seating, plush chairs that recline and additional dining options as alternative ways of attracting customers. Ruth Simon, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 One side is soft and plush while the other side is made from fuzzy Sherpa. Chris Hachey, BGR, 26 May 2021 This ultra-plush jumpsuit is made out of velvet for an extra soft feel against your pooch's skin, and has ribbed sleeves with elastic bands around each opening for a snug but comfortable fit. Ariel Scotti,, 5 Oct. 2021 Sparsely decorated in a retro-modern way, the room included a mini fridge, a roomy walk-in shower, a flat screen TV and two extra-plush beds. Lauren Matthews, Good Housekeeping, 3 Oct. 2021 Made from plush memory foam, it's ergonomically designed to relieve tension and support the mid-back area. Chloe Irving,, 2 Oct. 2021 Trouble the Dog is a plush toy designed by Massachusetts artist Sheila Duncan in 2006 to help inspire children going through hardship., 15 Sep. 2021 There are lavish green carpets, egg chairs, hypnotic wallpaper patterns, and plush conversation pits, all lit from above by immense circular light fixtures. Ewan Wilson, Wired, 15 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of plush


1594, in the meaning defined above


1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plush


Middle French peluche

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18 Oct 2021

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“Plush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick, soft fabric



English Language Learners Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of a thick, soft fabric
: thick and soft
: very fancy and usually expensive : luxurious


\ ˈpləsh How to pronounce plush (audio) \
plusher; plushest

Kids Definition of plush

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : made of a thick soft fabric
2 : very rich and fine a plush hotel



Kids Definition of plush (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fabric like a very thick soft velvet

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