[ floh-tee ]
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adjective,float·i·er, float·i·est.
  1. able to float; buoyant:What are these floaty things in my tea?

  2. thin and lightweight; billowy: They've used floaty, sheer fabrics for the warmer weather.

  1. (of a boat) requiring little water to float.

noun,plural float·ies.

Origin of floaty

First recorded in 1600–10; float + -y1

Words Nearby floaty

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How to use floaty in a sentence

  • What stand out in my mind are the mirrored closets in her bedroom filled with shimmering, floaty evening gowns and caftans.

    My Time With Betty Ford | Sandra McElwaine | July 10, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It was just as nice to have solid things very solid, as it was to have floaty things like clouds very floaty.

    The Brimming Cup | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • "I expect what you need for that floaty feeling, dearie, is a good dose of calomel—" and she hurried away to prepare it.

    Why Joan? | Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • So I tried to escape, tried to be the moon; tried to feel floaty and shining and beautiful, and—and remote.

    The Book of Susan | Lee Wilson Dodd
  • Father was like the solid ground and Mother was like the floaty clouds.

    The Brimming Cup | Dorothy Canfield Fisher

British Dictionary definitions for floaty


/ (ˈfləʊtɪ) /

adjectivefloatier or floatiest
  1. filmy and light: floaty material

  2. capable of floating; buoyant

  1. (of a vessel) riding high in the water; of shallow draught

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