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[smuhth -uh-ree] /ˈsmʌð ə ri/
stifling; close:
a smothery atmosphere.
Origin of smothery
First recorded in 1595-1605; smother + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "It's your set, smothery pessimism that hurts so, Selma," Paula declared intensely.

    She Buildeth Her House Will Comfort
  • She knew at once it was the one who was going to bite; the voice was proper for him, having a nice, smothery sound.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • The dry feeling now left him for one that was hot and smothery, seemingly caused by having on too much clothing.

    The Golden Road

    Frank Waller Allen
  • Remember the smothery feather-beds, and the ice-cold pickled beets and pie 15 for breakfast?

    The Hallowell Partnership Katharine Holland Brown
  • In a moment they were mere fantastic shadows galloping up the hill through the smothery gloom.

    Her Prairie Knight B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  • And I laughed again till I thought there must be some elf scrambling among the rafters of that smothery ceiling.

    Heralds of Empire

    Agnes C. Laut

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