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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.
References in classic literature ?
The storks were fast asleep, and he climbed on to the back of the father-stork and bound a silk cord round the joint of one of its wings, then he crept among its soft downy feathers and fell asleep.
Haidee was reclining upon soft downy cushions, covered with blue satin spotted with silver; her head, supported by one of her exquisitely moulded arms, rested on the divan immediately behind her, while the other was employed in adjusting to her lips the coral tube of a rich narghile, through whose flexible pipe she drew the smoke fragrant by its passage through perfumed water.
Four membranous wings covered with little colored scales of metallic appearance; mouth forming a rolled proboscis, produced by an elongation of the jaws, upon the sides of which are found the rudiments of mandibles and downy palpi; the inferior wings retained to the superior by a stiff hair; antennae in the form of an elongated club, prismatic; abdomen pointed, The Death's -- headed Sphinx has occasioned much terror among the vulgar, at times, by the melancholy kind of cry which it utters, and the insignia of death which it wears upon its corslet.
They say the ball will be very good," replied the princess, drawing up her downy little lip.
and ran down from her seat to pet the little yellow downy balls.
Miss Cornelia and Marilla put all the little love-made garments away, together with the ruffled basket which had been befrilled and belaced for dimpled limbs and downy head.
And to say the truth, there is, in all points, great difference between the reasonable passion which women at this age conceive towards men, and the idle and childish liking of a girl to a boy, which is often fixed on the outside only, and on things of little value and no duration; as on cherry-cheeks, small, lily-white hands, sloe-black eyes, flowing locks, downy chins, dapper shapes; nay, sometimes on charms more worthless than these, and less the party's own; such are the outward ornaments of the person, for which men are beholden to the taylor, the laceman, the periwig-maker, the hatter, and the milliner, and not to nature.
Almost at the same instant the hostess, with freshly arranged coiffure and freshened face, walked in at one door and her guests at the other door of the drawing room, a large room with dark walls, downy rugs, and a brightly lighted table, gleaming with the light of candles, white cloth, silver samovar, and transparent china tea things.
It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief--a beauty with which you can never be angry, but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
Come here, you dear, downy duck, and tell us all about your feelings.
Her face was round and rosy, with a healthful downy softness, suggestive of a ripe peach.
Two horned, downy nets rose from below the tail, that prolonged the long light feathers of admirable fineness, and they completed the whole of this marvellous bird, that the natives have poetically named the "bird of the sun.