American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Suggestive of the texture of velvet; soft and smooth: velvety skin.
- adj. Smooth-tasting; mellow: a velvety sherry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling velvet; having a nap like that of velvet; also, soft and smooth to the eye or to the touch, somewhat like velvet: as, velvety texture among minerals.
- Having a peculiar soft or smooth taste.
- Having a contact like that of velvet; touching softly: as, a velvety touch on the piano.
- adj. Like velvet (but not velvet); soft, smooth, soothing. Not necessarily restricted to the sense of touch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Made of velvet, or like velvet; soft; smooth; delicate.
- adj. resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
- adj. smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
- From velvet + -y. (Wiktionary)
“The language perfect, but the expression velvety, unpractical, apprentice-like…comically inadequate, absurdly weak and unsuited to the great language.30”
“The language perfect, but the expression velvety, unpractical, apprenticelike, ignorant, inexperienced, comically inadequate, absurdly weak and unsuited to the great language.”
“The suspension is damped and velvety, which is just plain weird, considering the 18-inch, 40-series rubber the car rolls on.”
“As Hayden recalled the velvety softness of her breast against his palm, a pang of guilt stabbed him.”
“Amy: according to Carole Walter, whose Scottish shortbread cookie is my favorite, it makes the texture "velvety" and that is all she says.”
“Mary is the generalized young thing of novelettes, with no attempt at individualization except perhaps her "velvety" eyes, which however are forgotten in the course of the story.”
“Skippy in his assiduous pursuit of fiction of the romantic tinge had often read of "velvety" eyes and pondered incredulously.”
“I like Rob P. but wished his voice was a little more "velvety" and that he had glittered differently in the sun.”
“I was struck by two things: the "velvety" yet vivid colors and the huge dynamic range of the film.”
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