adjective (plummier; -est) Date: 1759 1. a. full of plums <
a rich plummy cake
b. choice, desirable <
got a plummy role in the movie
2. a. having a plum color b. rich and mellow often to the point of affectation <
a plummy singing voice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Plummy — Plum my, a. [From {Plum}.] Of the nature of a plum; desirable; profitable; advantageous. [Colloq.] For the sake of getting something plummy. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plummy — ► ADJECTIVE (plummier, plummiest) 1) resembling a plum. 2) Brit. informal (of a person s voice) typical of the English upper classes. 3) Brit. informal choice; highly desirable …   English terms dictionary

  • plummy — [plum′ē] adj. plummier, plummiest 1. full of or tasting of plums 2. [Brit. Informal] good or desirable: used esp. of a job 3. Informal rich, full, and mellow: said of a sound or voice: often (esp. Brit.) used to suggest affectation …   English World dictionary

  • plummy — [[t]plʌ̱mi[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone has a plummy voice or accent, you mean that they sound very upper class. You usually use plummy to criticize the way someone speaks. [BRIT] ...those precious, plummy voiced radio… …   English dictionary

  • plummy — UK [ˈplʌmɪ] / US adjective Word forms plummy : adjective plummy comparative plummier superlative plummiest 1) British a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class. This word shows that… …   English dictionary

  • plummy — /plum ee/, adj., plummier, plummiest. 1. containing or resembling plums. 2. good or desirable: a plummy part for a good actress. 3. richly or mellowly resonant: a plummy speaking voice. [1750 60; PLUM1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • plummy — plum|my [ˈplʌmi] adj 1.) BrE informal a plummy voice sounds very upper class 2.) like a ↑plum in taste, colour etc ▪ a plummy wine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plummy — adjective 1 a plummy British voice sounds very upper class and old fashioned: the plummy Oxford tones of the newsreader 2 tasting of or containing a lot of plums …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • plummy — plum•my [[t]ˈplʌm i[/t]] adj. mi•er, mi•est 1) containing or resembling plums 2) cvb highly desirable 3) cvb richly resonant: a plummy voice[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • plummy — adjective /ˈplʌmi/ a) Of, pertaining to, containing, or characteristic of plums b) desirable …   Wiktionary

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