- containing or resembling plums.
- good or desirable: a plummy part for a good actress.
- richly or mellowly resonant: a plummy speaking voice.
Origin of plummy
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Examples from the Web for plummy
To this day, no auction room ever feels quite complete without a plummy British voice taking bids.Bacon’s Overpriced Triptych
November 13, 2013
Choose carefully and this soft, plummy varietal can enthrall like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon.Five Ways to Drink Bravely
October 25, 2010
A pluot is a hybrid of plum and apricot, dominated by plummy characteristics and lighter on the apricot.The Secrets of Hybrid Fruit
January 22, 2010
There might be Guava jelly, and a plummy cake, For such a prize I'd laugh to scorn a stomach-ache!
With these words he put down the dish, with the 'plummy' end of the pudding turned towards himself.Chatterbox, 1906
The plummy little dark-eyed one, Will—not that shrill little fiend.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
But it is easy to overdo the plummy tone, which is apt to become cloying.
- of, full of, or resembling plums
- British informal (of speech) having a deep tone and a refined and somewhat drawling articulation
- British informal choice; desirable
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