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[vel-vi-tee] /ˈvɛl vɪ ti/
suggestive of or resembling velvet; smooth; soft:
velvety rose petals; a velvety voice; a velvety cream sauce.
(of liquor) smooth-tasting; mild; mellow:
a velvety Scotch.
Origin of velvety
First recorded in 1745-55; velvet + -y1
Related forms
velvetiness, noun
unvelvety, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It has a broad collar of velvety black round the neck, the dark hues of the head contrasting curiously with the dark body.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • When properly cooked veal should be spongy, soft, and velvety.

    Health on the Farm H. F. Harris
  • Green, too, is the moss, fresh and velvety in the shadows; tinged with russet and gold where the sun has caught it.

  • Its tone was velvety in its richness, nor was there the least inflection of astonishment in its tone.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • And, having spread the blanket out in the dark-ness, he rubbed his hands over its velvety surface, admiring its wonderful texture.

    In the Pecos Country Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)
Word Origin and History for velvety

1752, from velvet + -y (2). Related: Velvetiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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