[ kot-n-ee ]
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  1. of or like cotton; soft.

  2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton.

Origin of cottony

First recorded in 1570–80; cotton + -y1

Words Nearby cottony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cottony in a sentence

  • He has a little shrivelled face, looking as if it had been in the fire, and a short cottony beard, like moss on an old stone.

    The Immortal | Alphonse Daudet
  • It was a thirst that started in his throat, spread to his dry cottony mouth, sank deep into his drying insides.

    The Five Arrows | Allan Chase