velvety

[ vel-vi-tee ]
/ ˈvɛl vɪ ti /

adjective

suggestive of or resembling velvet; smooth; soft: velvety rose petals; a velvety voice; a velvety cream sauce.
(of liquor) smooth-tasting; mild; mellow: a velvety Scotch.

Nearby words

  1. velvet shank,
  2. velvet stem,
  3. velvet stout,
  4. velveteen,
  5. velvetleaf,
  6. velázquez,
  7. velázquez, diego de,
  8. velázquez, diego rodríguez de silva y,
  9. ven,
  10. ven-

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

velvety

adj.

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

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