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  1. consisting of or resembling powder:

    powdery sand; powdery clouds.

  2. easily reduced to powder:

    powdery plaster.

  3. sprinkled or covered with or as with powder:

    flowers powdery with pollen.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of powdery1

First recorded in 1400–50, powdery is from the late Middle English word powdry. See powder 1, -y 1

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Example Sentences

The Snow Joe can move up to 800 pounds of snow per minute, cutting a 21-inch wide by 12-inch deep hole through the powdery stuff in one go.

Deep powdery snow, sunny skies, relaxed vibes, exciting nightlife options and plenty of delicious food make Reno Tahoe the ideal hub for skiers, mountain enthusiasts and travelers everywhere.

To make sure the new rovers don’t get stuck, SLOPE simulates the unique terrains they must navigate, from the powdery soil of the moon to the rocky Martian surface.

Others lamented that their porches and roofs were coated in powdery soot.

If you have a little more time and energy, plan out some delicious, healthy smoothie or shake recipes to mask that powdery taste and deliver maximum nutrition.

Kazakhstan has a cold winter which ensures it has powdery snow until late in the season.

"Then the rainiest June since the 1950s helped the spread of downy and powdery mildew" he told The Telegraph.

Also rising here and there in the expanse, clouds that wind skyward, spreading out in a powdery mist.

Then followed a long and at times a somewhat steep climb over soft powdery snow to the top of the pass.

This wind blew the fine powdery snow off all the crests of the ridges and it penetrated everywhere.

Snow began to fall now and a regular blizzard set in, the fine powdery snow being blown along the ground into our faces.

Here, if anywhere, the unmelted powdery substance was likely to avalanche.


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