adjective Date: 1580 resembling, suggesting, or covered with feathers; especially extremely light

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  • Feathery — Feath er*y, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, feathers; covered with, or as with, feathers; as, feathery spray or snow. Milton. [1913 Webster] Ye feathery people of mid air. Barry Cornwall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feathery — [feth′ərē] adj. 1. covered with or as with feathers 2. resembling feathers; soft, light, etc. featheriness n …   English World dictionary

  • feathery — [[t]fe̱ðəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is feathery, it has an edge divided into a lot of thin parts so that it looks soft. The foliage was soft and feathery. 2) ADJ GRADED Feathery is used to describe things that are soft and light.… …   English dictionary

  • feathery — feath|er|y [ feðəri ] adjective 1. ) like a feather: a feathery leaf/tail 2. ) soft and delicate: Light feathery snowflakes were falling …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feathery — UK [ˈfeðərɪ] / US adjective 1) like a feather a feathery leaf/tail 2) soft and delicate Light feathery snowflakes were falling …   English dictionary

  • feathery — adjective 1. adorned with feathers or plumes • Syn: ↑feathered, ↑plumy • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated • Derivationally related forms: ↑feather, ↑featheriness …   Useful english dictionary

  • feathery — featheriness, n. /fedh euh ree/, adj. 1. clothed or covered with feathers; feathered. 2. resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial: feathery clouds. [1570 80; FEATHER + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • feathery — feath|er|y [ˈfeðəri] adj looking or feeling light and soft, like a feather ▪ The plant has feathery leaves …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • feathery — adjective 1 made of a lot of soft thin pieces: The plant has feathery leaves. 2 soft and light …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • feathery — feather ► NOUN ▪ any of the flat appendages growing from a bird s skin, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs. ► VERB 1) rotate the blades of (a propeller) to lessen the air or water resistance. 2) (feathered)… …   English terms dictionary

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