Something excellent or desirable is plummy, like the plummy seats you scored for a popular Broadway play — right up front where you hear every word of the actors’ plummy, or rich sounding, voices.

The adjective plummy is, quite straightforwardly, a way to talk about anything that tastes like a plum. Imagine someone sipping from a glass of wine, describing its plummy notes. In Britain, it's used far more often as an informal way to say "very desirable," like an actor's plummy role in a new movie, or "upper class," like your wealthy cousin's plummy accent. It's also applied to sounds that are rich and full.

Definitions of plummy
  1. adjective
    very desirable
    “a plummy leading role”
    worth having or seeking or achieving
  2. adjective
    (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich
    “the radio announcer's plummy voice”
    affected, unnatural
    speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
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