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1. A cloth case stuffed with something soft, such as down, feathers, or foam rubber, used to cushion a part of the body, especially the head during sleep.
2. A decorative cushion.
3. The pad on which bobbin lace is made.
v. pil·lowed, pil·low·ing, pil·lows
1. To rest (one's head) on or as if on a pillow.
2. To serve as a pillow for: Grass pillowed my head.
1. To rest on or as if on a pillow.
2. To assume the shape of a pillow.

[Middle English, from Old English pyle, pylu, pylw-, from West Germanic *pulwī, from Latin pulvīnus.]

pil′low·y adj.


literary like a pillow or pillows; in shape, softness, comfort, etc


(ˈpɪl oʊ i)

like a pillow; soft; yielding.
References in classic literature ?
But this treating servants as if they were exotic flowers, or china vases, is really ridiculous," said Marie, as she plunged languidly into the depths of a voluminous and pillowy lounge, and drew towards her an elegant cut-glass vinaigrette.
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This chewy meringue recipe came from Jacquiline Dunlop from Chapelhall, who makes them for family every year and I'm so glad she's happy to share the recipe with me as it makes the most delicious pillowy meringues with a crisp outer shell.
The pillowy, soft crab claw had already been shelled, and arranged on top of it were a few pieces of goose liver.
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Their passionate display was only tempered by what looked like an awkward snogging situation, as Rodrigo's pillowy lips completely dwarfed Danniella's.
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With their deftly placed backlighting effects, these pictures, dating from an era long before personal computers, seem to prefigure something we might now see on a screen: Rectangles are warped into pillowy shapes hemmed by hypnotically lucid contours, with hyperrealist smooth surfaces executed in a characteristically austere palette.