Definition of willowy in English:

Share this entry

willowy

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪləʊi/

adjective (willowier, willowiest)

1Bordered, shaded, or covered by willows: willowy meadow land
More example sentences
  • Breathe wisteria, lavender, lobelia as you wander willowy riverbanks.
  • Then we descended through open willowy meadows with beautiful views of the mountains, following a stream.
2(Of a person) tall, slim, and lithe: a beautiful willowy blonde
More example sentences
  • His precise features were hidden beneath the caliginous atmosphere of the night, but I could see by the distant lights that he was a tall, willowy figure with light muscles.
  • But age only added dignity and grace to her still slim and willowy figure.
  • Her tall, willowy figure with its slight hour-glass shape was the envy of all women who had seen her.
Synonyms
informal slinky
rare gracile, attenuate

Words that rhyme with willowy

billowy, pillowy

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: wil|lowy

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.