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floury Syllabification: flour·y
Pronunciation: /ˈflou(ə)rē/

Definition of floury in English:


1Covered with flour: Maggie wiped her floury hands on her apron
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  • His quest for salvation could only be aided by her loving, floury hands, and her suburban lifestyle and conservatory existence would welcome a hip - swivelling injection of true rock and roll.
  • The chicken was tasty and well-cooked, leaving me to mix up concoctions of guacamole, sour cream, salsa and grated cheese in the warm, floury fajitas.
  • The bhajis were small, tasty and not too floury.
1.1Of or resembling flour: floury white makeup
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  • Wheat bread serves up healthy amounts of fiber, B vitamins and iron, instead of the processed floury contents that white bread offers.
  • Clay subsoil should feel sticky, slippery and a bit greasy (in contrast, silt and organic matter feel floury and crumbly).
  • These elements are fresh, but the salad is doused with bottled dressing - all-natural and organic but still carrying that floury, chemical taste.



Example sentences
  • The attributes of waxiness or flouriness are also influenced by the growing conditions, and by the age of the tuber.
  • The doses in this recipe are indicative, seeing that the balance depends on the "flouriness" of the potatoes, their absorbency capacity and the quality of the flour used.
  • Once the potatoes are diced, I rinse them to remove excess flouriness, and pat them dry.

Words that rhyme with floury

dowry, flowery, loury, showery, towery

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