Definition of palmy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːmi/

adjective (palmier, palmiest)

1(Especially of a previous period) flourishing or successful: the palmy days of the 1970s
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  • The president failed to implement tax cuts during the palmy days: now his prodigality will force him to impose tax increases.
  • There was more than one (perhaps as many as three) little pianos over the years at Russell Square - in his palmy days, old Sedley was certainly rich and doting enough to shower his daughter with expensive luxuries.
  • The program ended with the return of the artist's final masterpiece, created just eighteen months before his premature death in 1973, and redolent of his troupe's young and palmy days.
happy, fortunate, glorious, prosperous, halcyon, golden, flourishing, successful, thriving, rosy, roaring, booming, triumphant
2Covered with palms: a conference centre set among palmy trails
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  • Your great indoors (plenty of marble, golden teak and a ripping sound system) open out to even greater domains of palmy glades and views of floating islands.
  • Community business was often conducted on the all-sand eighteen-hole golf course, with the Giza Pyramids and the palmy Nile as a backdrop.
  • Instead we are moving the mail over distances of hundreds of miles - over jungled mountains and high palmy savannahs - using high-frequency radio.

Words that rhyme with palmy

army, balmy, barmy, gourami, macramé, origami, pastrami, salami, smarmy, swami, tsunami, Yanomami

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