Definition of downy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊni

adjective (downier, downiest)

1Covered with fine, soft hair or feathers: the baby’s downy cheek
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  • Her blue eyes shone at him; her downy cheeks were pink; she smelled of some soft cologne that made him nostalgic, though he didn't know for what or whom.
  • He squeezed Squire tightly, holding him in his muscular arms, letting Squire's cheek rub against his downy neck.
  • Relieved that he had finally left, she went over to the baby and caressed his downy cheek.
1.1Soft and fluffy: pale downy hair
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  • The feathers are all fluffy and downy, too soft to even make a pillow out of.
  • His feathers are downy and fluffy, juvenile like a fledgling bird.
  • Mold is the common term used to describe a downy or furry growth on the surface or organic matter, caused by fungi, especially in the presence of dampness and decay.
1.2Filled with soft feathers: a downy pillow
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  • Beds have mega downy pillows and soft cotton sheets changed daily.
  • Picking up a nearby downy pillow Lee hurled it at him.
  • I sat, leaning against a mound of downy pillows and the high, intricately carved headboard of the massive bed on which I reposed.
2 dated (Of a person) shrewd; sharp: I told you she was a downy one

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