Definition of flowery in English:

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flowery

Pronunciation: /ˈflou(ə)rē/

adjective

1Full of, resembling, or smelling of flowers: a flowery meadow flowery wallpaper
More example sentences
  • My hall bathroom is covered in a festively flowery wallpaper.
  • It was covered in beautiful paintings of angels in large flowery meadows.
  • A few minutes later I found myself crawling under the flowery, feminine covers with Ms. LaMonica, wishing for Jen to be there with me.
Synonyms
floral, flower-patterned
1.1(Of a style of speech or writing) full of elaborate or literary words and phrases: flowery language
More example sentences
  • Her character has to contend with flowery, overwrought speeches full of melodrama that are meant to generate some degree of humor, but which tend to fall flat.
  • When you think of a Shakespearian play, most conjure up memories of high school productions, period costumes and long and flowery speeches in an outdated and hard to understand language.
  • Kabary, the flowery speeches given at all formal, ancestral occasions in the central highlands, are recognized as requiring great skill.
Synonyms
florid, flamboyant, ornate, fancy, convoluted;
informal highfalutin, purple, fancy-dancy, fancy-schmancy
rare fustian

Derivatives

floweriness

Pronunciation: /ˈflou(ə)rēnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • We were diving into our popovers as I made some remarks about the strangeness of the model's angular, almost sickly, shoulder blades spilling over the curves and floweriness of this very feminine dress.
  • Even allowing for floweriness of language, that a man could so deeply feel his life ruined and wasted as a result chasing a mathematical proof somehow sets me back in my seat.
  • These wines, in my experience, are so flavoursome that the floweriness plays second fiddle to a refreshing fruity crispness.

Words that rhyme with flowery

dowry, floury, loury, showery, towery

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: flow·er·y

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