- pliant; lithe.
- (of a person) tall, slender, and moving gracefully.
- abounding with willows.
Origin of willowy
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Examples from the Web for willowy
He was more finely bred than any American she had met, with his bone-china accent, willowy height and languid wit.Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art
January 25, 2014
Contemporary art and willowy blondes only take you so far, it turns out.Gordon Gekko's Skewed New Value System
October 2, 2010
One is tall and willowy, while the other is short and dumpy.Odd Numbers
Standing beside him, she was just a bit shorter than he, willowy, almost frail.When the Owl Cries
The branches are willowy and graceful, with a tendency to weep.
I've always wanted to be tall and slender and willowy, like the girls in books.The Little Colonel in Arizona
Annie Fellows Johnston
Lawrence saw that she was good to look at, tall, willowy and fair of face.The Courier of the Ozarks
Byron A. Dunn
- slender and graceful
- flexible or pliant
- covered or shaded with willows
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Word Origin and History for willowy
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