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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feth -uh-ree]
    • /ˈfɛð ə ri/
    • /ˈfeð.ər.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -uh-ree]
    • /ˈfɛð ə ri/

Definitions of feathery word

  • adjective feathery clothed or covered with feathers; feathered. 1
  • adjective feathery resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial: feathery clouds. 1
  • noun feathery Having, covered with, or resembling feathers. 1
  • adjective feathery soft or wispy like a feather 1
  • adjective feathery having feathers 1
  • adjective feathery If something is feathery, it has an edge divided into a lot of thin parts so that it looks soft. 0

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Origin of feathery

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80; feather + -y1

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Parts of speech for Feathery


feathery popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for feathery

adj feathery

  • fluffy — of, resembling, or covered with fluff.
  • downy — of the nature of or resembling down; fluffy; soft.
  • light — a light product, as a beer or cigarette.
  • feathered — clothed, covered, or provided with feathers, as a bird or an arrow.

adjective feathery

  • soft — yielding readily to touch or pressure; easily penetrated, divided, or changed in shape; not hard or stiff: a soft pillow.
  • plumy — having plumes or feathers.
  • plumose — having feathers or plumes; feathered.
  • plumed — having or appearing to have a plume or plumes.

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