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feathery

Things that are soft, light, and downy can be described as feathery. After you brush your dog, you'll find his feathery fur all over the house.

Feathery things, from your sister's feathery hairdo to the feathery branches of the willow tree in your yard, look or feel like feathers. You can use this adjective for anything that resembles the light, fluffy down of a baby bird or the graceful plumage of a swan. Feathery comes from feather and its root meaning "to fly."

Definitions of feathery
  1. adjective
    resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers
    feathery palm trees”
    synonyms: featherlike
    feathered
    having or covered with feathers
  2. adjective
    characterized by a covering of feathers
    “the feathery congregation of jays”
    Synonyms:
    feathered
    having or covered with feathers
  3. adjective
    adorned with feathers or plumes
    synonyms: feathered, plumy
    adorned, decorated
    provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
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