Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with or consisting of feathers.
  • adjective Resembling or suggestive of a feather, as in form or lightness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Clothed or covered with feathers.
  • Resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial: as, the feathery spray; feathery clouds.
  • In botany, same as plumose: applied to an awn or a bristle that is bordered with fine, soft hairs. Also feathered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or resembling, feathers; covered with, or as with, feathers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective resembling feathers
  • adjective covered with feathers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers
  • adjective characterized by a covering of feathers
  • adjective adorned with feathers or plumes

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

feather +‎ -y

Examples

  • As far as the feathery biscuits are concerned, the word feathery says it all.

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  • As far as the feathery biscuits are concerned, the word feathery says it all.

    JFI flour- feathery biscuits with a smoky dip

  • In 1973, a hailstorm in Arkansas encased ducks in so much ice they were described as feathery bowling balls.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • In 1973, a hailstorm in Arkansas encased ducks in so much ice they were described as feathery bowling balls.

    The Seattle Times

  • In 1973, a hailstorm in Arkansas encased ducks in so much ice they were described as feathery bowling balls.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • We pulled a toothpick through the frosting to give the feathers a more "feathery" appearance.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • We pulled a toothpick through the frosting to give the feathers a more "feathery" appearance.

    Confirmation Party Foods

  • At their distance from the shore it was impossible to make out the individual trees, but there seemed to be clumps of noble pines some distance in, and the valleys were made ornamental with some kind of feathery growth.

    The Adventures of Don Lavington Nolens Volens

  • Obviously substituting in 150g of the more 'feathery' original Splenda would be out of the question.

    The Fresh Loaf

  • Obviously substituting in 150g of the more 'feathery' original Splenda would be out of the question.

    The Fresh Loaf

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