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velvety

[vel-vi-tee] /ˈvɛl vɪ ti/
adjective
1.
suggestive of or resembling velvet; smooth; soft:
velvety rose petals; a velvety voice; a velvety cream sauce.
2.
(of liquor) smooth-tasting; mild; mellow:
a velvety Scotch.
Origin of velvety
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55; velvet + -y1
Related forms
velvetiness, noun
unvelvety, adjective
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adj.

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

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