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posy 1

Pronunciation: /ˈpōzē/

noun (plural posies)

1A small bunch of flowers.
Example sentences
  • Both children received a special cup, as well as a posy of flowers for the princess and a buttonhole for the prince.
  • As the youngest member of the school, and celebrating her birthday that day, five-year-old Rosie presented the Duchess with a posy of flowers on her arrival.
  • To complete the desired effect of Edmund's cuteness, the photographer has put a posy of flowers into his hand, then perched him on a tall rattan chair from which his short legs dangle.
Synonyms
bouquet, bunch (of flowers), spray, nosegay, corsage;
boutonniere
2 archaic A short motto or line of verse inscribed inside a ring.

Origin

Late Middle English (sense 2): contraction of poesy.

Words that rhyme with posy

cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, prosy, Rosie, rosy

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Syllabification: po·sy

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There are 2 main definitions of posy in English:

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posy 2

Pronunciation: /ˈpōzē/

adjective

Variant spelling of posey.

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Syllabification: po·sy

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