Definition of plush in English:

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Pronunciation: /pləSH/


A rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap: [as modifier]: deep-buttoned plush upholstery
More example sentences
  • After a few washing they're very soft and flexible but not at all plush like a cotton towel.
  • In all there are ten minute top hats of black silk plush and grey felt and one black felt bowler.
  • Jordan laughed and sat Blake down on one of the three plush couches in her huge family living room, right next to Maria.


Richly luxurious and expensive: the plush chrome and leather office
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  • We entered the house and I was surprised to find it very plush and expensively furnished.
  • We meet in a tiny plush room in a posh London hotel which is the regular haunt for such interviews.
  • A plush apartment, a gorgeous girlfriend and a life that opened doors to the best clubs in New York.



Pronunciation: /ˈpləSHlē/
Example sentences
  • Its a funny restaurant plushly decorated with many nooks and crannies - tables are on balconies or in turrets or tucked away.
  • I was used to genteel plushly carpeted floors, mock Tudor windows and staff who bowed humbly if you passed them in a corridor.
  • They looked more like plushly appointed VIP accommodations.


Pronunciation: /ˈpləSHnəs/
Example sentences
  • Furthermore, a perusal of the entire list of best-picture winners, from 1927 on, gives the impression that this top award was a tribute to plushness, not artistry.
  • Christopher let his head fall back against the plushness of the chair.
  • Suddenly, we went from the freezing night air to the warm leather plushness of Glen's parents' expensive car.


Late 16th century: from obsolete French pluche, contraction of peluche, from Old French peluchier 'to pluck', based on Latin pilus 'hair'. The sense 'luxurious' dates from the 1920s.

Words that rhyme with plush

ablush, blush, brush, crush, flush, gush, hush, hush-hush, lush, mush, rush, shush, slush, thrush, tush

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Syllabification: plush

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