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feathery

[feth-uh-ree]
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  1. clothed or covered with feathers; feathered.
  2. resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial: feathery clouds.

Origin of feathery

First recorded in 1570–80; feather + -y1
Related formsfeath·er·i·ness, noun
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  • His footfall was a feathery thing that carried him like a shadow to the door.

  • Outside, the tall elm-tops were hardly to be seen through the feathery storm.

    The Golden Age

    Kenneth Grahame

  • To his left lay the nest, a mass of feathery grass and mosses.

  • They were full of feathery softness and of sudden and spirited scratches.

    A Miscellany of Men

    G. K. Chesterton

  • The design shows a feathery effect, as in embroidery tambour.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley