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flowery

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Pronunciation: /ˈflaʊəri
 
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Definition of flowery in English:

adjective

1Covered with flowers or having a floral design: a flowery meadow flowery wallpaper
More example sentences
  • My hall bathroom is covered in a festively flowery wallpaper.
  • It was covered in beautiful paintings of angels in large flowery meadows.
  • A few minutes later I found myself crawling under the flowery, feminine covers with Ms. LaMonica, wishing for Jen to be there with me.
Synonyms
floral, flower-covered, flower-patterned
1.1Smelling of flowers: her flowery perfume
More example sentences
  • So I breathed in deeply with my face still buried in the crick of her neck, and under the scent of alcohol was Theresa's flowery perfume smell.
  • Geoff smelled her flowery perfume as he led her around the floor during the dance.
  • She was at least a head shorter than he and he could look down on the top of her head, smell the light, flowery fragrance of her hair.
1.2(Of speech or writing) full of elaborate or literary words and phrases: flowery prose
More example sentences
  • Her character has to contend with flowery, overwrought speeches full of melodrama that are meant to generate some degree of humor, but which tend to fall flat.
  • When you think of a Shakespearian play, most conjure up memories of high school productions, period costumes and long and flowery speeches in an outdated and hard to understand language.
  • Kabary, the flowery speeches given at all formal, ancestral occasions in the central highlands, are recognized as requiring great skill.
Synonyms

Derivatives

floweriness

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noun
Example sentences
  • We were diving into our popovers as I made some remarks about the strangeness of the model's angular, almost sickly, shoulder blades spilling over the curves and floweriness of this very feminine dress.
  • Even allowing for floweriness of language, that a man could so deeply feel his life ruined and wasted as a result chasing a mathematical proof somehow sets me back in my seat.
  • These wines, in my experience, are so flavoursome that the floweriness plays second fiddle to a refreshing fruity crispness.

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