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velvety

[vel-vi-tee]
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adjective
  1. suggestive of or resembling velvet; smooth; soft: velvety rose petals; a velvety voice; a velvety cream sauce.
  2. (of liquor) smooth-tasting; mild; mellow: a velvety Scotch.
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Origin of velvety

First recorded in 1745–55; velvet + -y1
Related formsvel·vet·i·ness, nounun·vel·vet·y, adjective
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Word Origin and History for velvety

adj.

1752, from velvet + -y (2). Related: Velvetiness.

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