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  1. of or like cotton; soft.
  2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton.
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Origin of cottony

First recorded in 1570–80; cotton + -y1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cottony

silken, luxurious, satiny, delicate, sleek, soft, plush, glossy, velvety, silky, comfortable, elastic, pliable, smooth, fluffy, spongy, comfy, rounded, plastic, creamy

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Historical Examples of cottony

  • Many are green while some are red or black or covered with a cottony secretion.

  • The view plate was full of the cottony whiteness of a cloud heart.


    James H Schmitz

  • Besides, the octaves, when all played from the wrist, would sound "cottony."

    Piano Playing

    Josef Hofmann

  • The eggs of this insect are microscopic, and are enveloped in a cottony substance.

    American Pomology

    J. A. Warder

  • We must distinguish between two genera in the Shrike's rough classification: the cottony plants and the smooth plants.