[ 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

Other words from feathery

  • feath·er·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby feathery

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How to use feathery in a sentence

  • Tussocks of feathery grass covered the rough surface of the ground, and out of these the larks soared into the hate of sunshine.

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume I. | John Galsworthy
  • A little distance off, the feathery branches of a larch waved softly to and fro in the scarcely perceptible night-breeze.

    Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • On their poles in their house all the White Wyandottes perched like feathery balls, their heads sunk low on their breasts.

    Seven O'Clock Stories | Robert Gordon Anderson