Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made of lawn or fine linen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a lawn; characterized by a lawn or by lawns; like a lawn.
  • adj. Made of lawn or fine linen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a lawn; level, and covered with smooth turf.
  • Made of or resembling the fabric called lawn.

Etymologies

lawn +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How perfect is the verdure -- how rich the blossoming shrubberies that screen with verdurous walls from the possibility of intrusion, whilst by their own wandering line of distribution they shape and umbrageously embay, what one might call lawny saloons and vestibules -- sylvan galleries and closets.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • It was a wild, cold, unseasonable night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and a flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture.

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The lower loop was to the left, and embraced the high and steep projection which was crowned by the ruins; the upper loop enclosed a lawny promontory, fringed by thorn and willow.

    Lay Morals

  • It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and a flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture.

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • The forest glades, the ferny dells, and lawny uplands, the cultivated and cheerful country spread around the silver pathway of ancient Thames, all earth, air, and wave, took up one choral voice, inspired by memory, instinct with plaintive regret.

    The Last Man

  • It is likewise worthy of remark, that this portion of the Regent's Park, from its natural beauties, is entitled to the first-rate embellishment of art, inasmuch as the basement of Clarence Terrace commands a "living picture" of extraordinary luxuriance; and from the drawing-room windows the lake may be seen studded with little islands, and environed with lawny slopes and unusual park-like vegetation:

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 322, July 12, 1828

  • The long room at one end of which stood the small dining-table looked on the greenness of a lawny, lilac-sheltered garden, so that such light as filtered through the green jalousies was green also.

    The Invader A Novel

  • Dorking, environed with rich lawny slopes, variegated with villas in the last taste; and little heights, from whose clustering foliage peeps the cottage roof of humble life.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 337, October 25, 1828

  • But, however caused and supported, the silence of these fanciful lawns and lawny chambers is oftentimes oppressive in the depth of summer to people unfamiliar with solitudes, either mountainous or sylvan; and many would be apt to suppose that the villa, to which these pretty shrubberies form the chief dependencies, must be untenanted.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • Theocritus; and with little effort, I placed a half-naked shepherd boy under the umbrella top of that scrub oak away up yonder on the lawny slope.

    The River and I

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