Definitions

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

  • adjective Planted with or abounding in willows.
  • adjective Resembling a willow tree, especially.
  • adjective Flexible; pliant.
  • adjective Tall, slender, and graceful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding with willows.
  • Resembling a willow; flexible; drooping; pensile: graceful.

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

  • adjective Abounding with willows.
  • adjective Resembling a willow; pliant; flexible; pendent; drooping; graceful.

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

  • adjective of a person tall, slender and graceful
  • adjective of a place having willow trees

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

  • adjective slender and graceful

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Examples

  • Then, before I can stop him, he calls a willowy black male over, saying carelessly, Brett, this is the guy I told you about—now you take care my friend, ’kaaaay?

    Hollywood Savage

  • Then, before I can stop him, he calls a willowy black male over, saying carelessly, Brett, this is the guy I told you about—now you take care my friend, ’kaaaay?

    Hollywood Savage

  • Here's a quick clip of her explaining to me that after cutting the final speech from The Tempest, she decided to put it back via the song in the end credits, which, she felt, had to be performed by the mighty Beth Gibbons, best known as the willowy, wounded - and occasionally wrathful - voice of Portishead.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Here's a quick clip of her explaining to me that after cutting the final speech from The Tempest, she decided to put it back via the song in the end credits, which, she felt, had to be performed by the mighty Beth Gibbons, best known as the willowy, wounded - and occasionally wrathful - voice of Portishead.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Here's a quick clip of her explaining to me that after cutting the final speech from The Tempest, she decided to put it back via the song in the end credits, which, she felt, had to be performed by the mighty Beth Gibbons, best known as the willowy, wounded - and occasionally wrathful - voice of Portishead.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Here's a quick clip of her explaining to me that after cutting the final speech from The Tempest, she decided to put it back via the song in the end credits, which, she felt, had to be performed by the mighty Beth Gibbons, best known as the willowy, wounded - and occasionally wrathful - voice of Portishead.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Here's a quick clip of her explaining to me that after cutting the final speech from The Tempest, she decided to put it back via the song in the end credits, which, she felt, had to be performed by the mighty Beth Gibbons, best known as the willowy, wounded - and occasionally wrathful - voice of Portishead.

    Michael Vazquez: ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

  • Josefina Scaglione's YouTube video When Mr. Laurents first called the willowy soprano, who speaks with lushly rolled r's and sometimes interrupts conversation to ask the meaning of an English word, she was performing the role of Amber Von Tussle in a Buenos Aires production of "Hairspray."

    I've Just Met a Girl Named Josefina

  • If thin fly-away hair could be called willowy, she was willowy from head to toe.

    Frank Lloyd Wright « First 50 Words – Writing Prompts

  • Tall and what is known as willowy, with dark chestnut hair, very broad, dark eyebrows, very soft, quick eyes, and a pretty mouth, -- when she did not accentuate it with lip-salve, -- she had more sheer quiet vitality than any girl I ever saw.

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

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  • Damn, I just love how it's spelled.

    January 8, 2007