billowy

[ bil-oh-ee ]
/ ˈbɪl oʊ i /

adjective, bil·low·i·er, bil·low·i·est.

characterized by or full of billows; surging: a rough, billowy sea.

Nearby words

  1. billiton,
  2. billman,
  3. billon,
  4. billow,
  5. billow cloud,
  6. billposter,
  7. billroth's operation i,
  8. billroth's operation ii,
  9. billsticker,
  10. billy

Origin of billowy

First recorded in 1605–15; billow + -y1

Related formsbil·low·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for billowy

billowy

/ (ˈbɪləʊɪ) /

adjective

full of or forming billowsa billowy sea
Derived Formsbillowiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for billowy

billowy

adj.

1610s, from billow (n.) + -y (2). Related: Billowiness.

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