- containing or resembling plums.
- good or desirable: a plummy part for a good actress.
- richly or mellowly resonant: a plummy speaking voice.
Origin of plummy
Examples from the Web for plummy
Contemporary Examples of plummy
To this day, no auction room ever feels quite complete without a plummy British voice taking bids.Bacon’s Overpriced Triptych
November 13, 2013
Choose carefully and this soft, plummy varietal can enthrall like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon.Five Ways to Drink Bravely
October 25, 2010
A pluot is a hybrid of plum and apricot, dominated by plummy characteristics and lighter on the apricot.The Secrets of Hybrid Fruit
January 22, 2010
Historical Examples of plummy
There might be Guava jelly, and a plummy cake, For such a prize I'd laugh to scorn a stomach-ache!
With these words he put down the dish, with the 'plummy' end of the pudding turned towards himself.Chatterbox, 1906
The plummy little dark-eyed one, Will—not that shrill little fiend.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
But it is easy to overdo the plummy tone, which is apt to become cloying.
- 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