downy

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down·y

 (dou′nē)
adj. down·i·er, down·i·est
1. Made of or covered with down.
2.
a. Resembling down: downy white clouds.
b. Quietly soothing; soft.

downy

(ˈdaʊnɪ)
adj, downier or downiest
1. (Zoology) covered with soft fine hair or feathers
2. light, soft, and fluffy
3. (Textiles) made from or filled with down
4. resembling downs; undulating
5. slang Brit sharp-witted; knowing
ˈdowniness n

down•y

(ˈdaʊ ni)

adj. down•i•er, down•i•est.
1. of or like down; soft.
2. covered with down.
3. soothing.
[1540–50]
down′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downy - like down or as soft as down
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.downy - covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"

downy

adjective
1. fluffy, woolly, fleecy, feathery, plumate (Zoology, Botany) the warm downy quilt
2. soft, smooth, sleek, silky, velvety, silken downy head and beautiful skin
Translations
ناعِم كالرّيش
hebký
dunet
dún-; dúnmjúkur
tüy gibi

downy

[ˈdaʊnɪ] ADJvelloso; (= and soft) → blando, suave

downy

adj (+er)
(= filled with feathers)daunengefüllt; (= covered with feathers)flaumig
(fig) skin, hair, leaf, peachflaumig; fine downy hairein feiner Flaum

downy

[ˈdaʊnɪ] adj (skin, peach) → ricoperto/a di peluria, lanuginoso/a

down2

(daun) noun
small, soft feathers. a quilt filled with down.
downie®duvetˈdowny adjective
soft, like feathers. the baby's downy hair.
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