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

  • adjective Filled with plums.
  • adjective Smelling or tasting of plums.
  • adjective Choice; desirable.
  • adjective Exceedingly or affectedly mellow and rich.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of plums or excellences; hence, good; desirable.

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

  • adjective colloq. Of the nature of a plum; desirable; profitable; advantageous.

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

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, containing, or characteristic of plums
  • adjective informal desirable; profitable; advantageous
  • adjective of a voice rich, mellow and carefully articulated, especially with an upper-class accent

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

  • adjective very desirable
  • adjective (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich

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Examples

  • The only explanation he could think of was that messages had been left on his phone by an executive's assistant, who had a voice which could be described as "plummy".

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  • The only explanation he could think of was that messages had been left on his phone by an executive's assistant, who had a voice which could be described as "plummy".

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  • "She has a voice that could only be described as plummy."

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  • "She has a voice that could only be described as plummy."

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  • "She would leave charming, joking messages ... and she had a voice that can only be described as plummy," he said.

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  • "She would leave charming, joking messages ... and she had a voice that can only be described as plummy," he said.

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  • "She would leave charming, joking messages ... and she had a voice that can only be described as plummy," he said.

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  • He said the story was not only untrue but "bizarre" and the "penny dropped" when he realised that an assistant at a production company associated with Warner who "had a voice that can only be described as plummy" often phoned him to leave work-related messages.

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  • And she had a voice that can only be described as plummy, Grant testified.

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  • "She would leave charming, joking messages ... and she had a voice that can only be described as 'plummy,'" he said.

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  • (adj): 1. full of or brimming with plums.

    2. presenting a great opportunity or opportunities, as in a position, hence desirable.

    January 6, 2009