adjective Date: 1752 1. having the character of velvet as in being soft, smooth, thick, or richly hued <
velvety hair
a velvety green pasture
2. smooth to the taste ; mild <
a velvety wine

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  • Velvety — Vel vet*y, a. Made of velvet, or like velvet; soft; smooth; delicate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • velvety — 1752, from VELVET (Cf. velvet) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Velvetiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • velvety — silken, silky, satiny, glossy, slick, *sleek …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • velvety — [vel′vət ē] adj. 1. smooth or soft like velvet 2. having a smooth taste; mellow; not harsh: said of liquors …   English World dictionary

  • velvety — velvetiness, n. /vel vi tee/, adj. 1. suggestive of or resembling velvet; smooth; soft: velvety rose petals; a velvety voice; a velvety cream sauce. 2. (of liquor) smooth tasting; mild; mellow: a velvety Scotch. [1745 55; VELVET + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • velvety — [[t]ve̱lvɪti[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as velvety, you mean that it is pleasantly soft to touch and has the appearance or quality of velvet. The grass grew thick and velvety... I rubbed the velvety grooves inside the calf s ears …   English dictionary

  • velvety — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Velvety is used with these nouns: ↑texture, ↑voice {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Velvety is used with these adjectives: ↑smooth …   Collocations dictionary

  • velvety — vel|vet|y [ˈvelvıti] adj looking, feeling, tasting, or sounding smooth and soft ▪ the velvety texture of her skin ▪ His voice was soft and velvety …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • velvety — vel|vet|y [ velvəti ] adjective very soft or smooth: velvety skin his velvety voice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • velvety — adjective Like velvet (but not velvet); soft, smooth, soothing. Not necessarily restricted to the sense of touch. The mouse was a warm, velvety weight in my hand …   Wiktionary

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