[ ploo-mee ]

adjective,plum·i·er, plum·i·est.
  1. having plumes or feathers.

  2. adorned with a plume or plumes: a plumy helmet.

  1. plumelike or feathery.

Origin of plumy

First recorded in 1575–85; plume + -y1

Words Nearby plumy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use plumy in a sentence

  • Soon both were satisfied and stood face to face, both with plumy tail erect and cocked head.

  • He sat down and sucked his pads, for they were wet with dew, shook his brush plumy again, and meditated.

    Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
  • Tufts of dark and plumy cypresses rise among the flat graves of the enclosure.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
  • Skunks are not bad people; they simply refuse to be kicked around or to have salt placed upon their plumy tails.

    Watched by Wild Animals | Enos A. Mills
  • Another, teetering high on the plumy crest of a shadowing elm, was emptying its heart of melody.

    Cursed | George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for plumy


/ (ˈpluːmɪ) /

adjectiveplumier or plumiest
  1. plumelike; feathery

  2. consisting of, covered with, or adorned with feathers

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