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floaty

[ floh-tee ]
/ ˈfloʊ ti /
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adjective, float·i·er, float·i·est.

able to float; buoyant.
(of a boat) requiring little water to float.

RELATED WORDS

dainty, delicate, diaphanous, fine, flimsy, gauzy, gossamer, insubstantial, sheer, transparent, wispy, see-through, chiffon, cobwebby, fine-grained, tiffany

Nearby words

floating-rate note, floatingly, floatplane, floats, floatstone, floaty, flob, floc, floccillation, floccinaucinihilipilification, floccose

Origin of floaty

First recorded in 1300–50, floaty is from the Middle English word floty. See float, -y1
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Examples from the Web for floaty

  • 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|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
  • Father was like the solid ground and Mother was like the floaty clouds.

    The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher

British Dictionary definitions for floaty

floaty

/ (ˈfləʊtɪ) /

adjective floatier or floatiest

filmy and lightfloaty material
capable of floating; buoyant
(of a vessel) riding high in the water; of shallow draught
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