plummy

[ pluhm-ee ]
/ ˈplʌm i /

adjective, plum·mi·er, plum·mi·est.

containing or resembling plums.
good or desirable: a plummy part for a good actress.
richly or mellowly resonant: a plummy speaking voice.

Nearby words

  1. plumed,
  2. plumelet,
  3. plummer block,
  4. plummer-vinson syndrome,
  5. plummet,
  6. plumose,
  7. plumosely,
  8. plumosity,
  9. plump,
  10. plumpen

Origin of plummy

First recorded in 1750–60; plum1 + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for plummy

plummy

/ (ˈplʌmɪ) /

adjective -mier or -miest

of, full of, or resembling plums
British informal (of speech) having a deep tone and a refined and somewhat drawling articulation
British informal choice; desirable
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