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plush

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Pronunciation: /plʌʃ
 
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Definition of plush in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap: [as modifier]: 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.

adjective

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Richly luxurious and expensive: a plush Mayfair flat
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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.

Derivatives

plushly

1
adverb
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.

plushness

2
noun
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.

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