1) ADJ-GRADED If something is feathery, it has an edge divided into a lot of thin parts so that it looks soft.
The foliage was soft and feathery.2) ADJ-GRADED Feathery is used to describe things that are soft and light.
...flurries of small, feathery flakes of snow.
English dictionary. 2008.
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Feathery — Feath er*y, a. Pertaining to, or resembling, feathers; covered with, or as with, feathers; as, feathery spray or snow. Milton. [1913 Webster] Ye feathery people of mid air. Barry Cornwall. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
feathery — [feth′ərē] adj. 1. covered with or as with feathers 2. resembling feathers; soft, light, etc. featheriness n … English World dictionary
feathery — feath|er|y [ feðəri ] adjective 1. ) like a feather: a feathery leaf/tail 2. ) soft and delicate: Light feathery snowflakes were falling … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
feathery — UK [ˈfeðərɪ] / US adjective 1) like a feather a feathery leaf/tail 2) soft and delicate Light feathery snowflakes were falling … English dictionary
feathery — adjective 1. adorned with feathers or plumes • Syn: ↑feathered, ↑plumy • Similar to: ↑adorned, ↑decorated • Derivationally related forms: ↑feather, ↑featheriness … Useful english dictionary
feathery — featheriness, n. /fedh euh ree/, adj. 1. clothed or covered with feathers; feathered. 2. resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial: feathery clouds. [1570 80; FEATHER + Y1] * * * … Universalium
feathery — feath|er|y [ˈfeðəri] adj looking or feeling light and soft, like a feather ▪ The plant has feathery leaves … Dictionary of contemporary English
feathery — adjective 1 made of a lot of soft thin pieces: The plant has feathery leaves. 2 soft and light … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
feathery — feather ► NOUN ▪ any of the flat appendages growing from a bird s skin, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs. ► VERB 1) rotate the blades of (a propeller) to lessen the air or water resistance. 2) (feathered)… … English terms dictionary
feathery — adjective Date: 1580 resembling, suggesting, or covered with feathers; especially extremely light … New Collegiate Dictionary