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cushiony

[koo sh-uh-nee] /ˈkʊʃ ə ni/
adjective
1.
soft and comfortable like a cushion.
2.
having or provided with cushions.
3.
used as a cushion.
Origin of cushiony
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; cushion + -y1
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  • The lady laughed, a laugh as plump and soft and cushiony as the rest of her.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • I know you'll love me, whatever it is, and I wish now I could snuggle on that soft, cushiony shoulder of yours and go to sleep.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The seora disentangled one arm slowly from her rebozo, and gave the newcomer a large, brown, cushiony hand.

    Stories of the Foot-hills Margaret Collier Graham
  • Then she dropped wearily down on a great, cushiony sofa, not to rest, but because she had nothing else to do.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • And there was no sound save the half audible rustle of some tiny creature of the night as it hurried over the cushiony ground.

  • Constance let herself be put into a cushiony chair and fussed over with an unaccustomed sense of pleasure.

  • It was not long before two “cushiony” figures, as large as Jane, were seated on the bed.

    A Little Maid of Ticonderoga Alice Turner Curtis
  • Grandma's cushiony pinkness entirely disappeared; she was more the color of a paper-bag, Rose-Ellen thought.

    Across the Fruited Plain

    Florence Crannell Means
  • Huge tea-trees, with cushiony bark, straddle it, and ferns grow strongly in all its nooks and bends.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield

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