powdery


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pow·der·y

 (pou′də-rē)
adj.
1. Composed of or similar to powder.
2. Dusted or covered with or as if with powder.
3. Easily made into powder; friable.

pow•der•y

(ˈpaʊ də ri)

adj.
1. consisting of or resembling powder.
2. easily reduced to powder: powdery plaster.
3. sprinkled or covered with or as if with powder.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.powdery - consisting of fine particles; "powdered cellulose"; "powdery snow"; "pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
2.powdery - as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder; "a powdery blue"
light-colored, light - (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; "light blue"; "light colors such as pastels"; "a light-colored powder"

powdery

adjective fine, dry, sandy, dusty, loose, crumbling, grainy, chalky, crumbly, granular, pulverized, friable He scooped up a handful of dry powdery earth.

powdery

adjective
Consisting of small particles:
Translations
مَسْحوقي، شَبيه بالمَسْحوق
drobivýpráškový
porhanyó
duftkenndur
prachový
toz gibi

powdery

[ˈpaʊdərɪ] ADJ [substance] → pulverulento; [snow] → en polvo; [surface] → polvoriento

powdery

[ˈpaʊdəri] adjpoudreux/euse

powdery

adj
(= like powder)pulvrig
(= crumbly)bröckelig; bonesmorsch
(= covered with powder)gepudert

powdery

[ˈpaʊdərɪ] adj (substance) → come polvere; (surface) → impolverato/a, polveroso/a; (snow) → farinoso/a

powder

(ˈpaudə) noun
1. any substance in the form of fine particles. soap powder; milk-powder.
2. a special kind of substance in this form, used as a cosmetic etc. face-powder; talcum powder.
3. formerly, gunpowder. powder and shot.
verb
to put powder on (one's face or body). She powdered her nose.
ˈpowdered adjective
in the form of fine particles of dust. powdered chocolate.
ˈpowdery adjective
like powder. powdery soil.
powder puff
a piece of very soft material used to apply face-powder etc.
ˈpowder room noun
a women's restroom.
References in classic literature ?
We stood about watching them, and the powdery snow lay without melting on the caps and shoulders of the men and the shawls of the women.
All our friends in Lucerne had said that to look down upon Meiringen, and the rushing blue-gray river Aar, and the broad level green valley; and across at the mighty Alpine precipices that rise straight up to the clouds out of that valley; and up at the microscopic chalets perched upon the dizzy eaves of those precipices and winking dimly and fitfully through the drifting veil of vapor; and still up and up, at the superb Oltschiback and the other beautiful cascades that leap from those rugged heights, robed in powdery spray, ruffled with foam, and girdled with rainbows--to look upon these things, they say, was to look upon the last possibility of the sublime and the enchanting.
It grew colder and colder still, and fine, powdery snow began to fall, so that soon we and all around us were covered with a white blanket.
We crossed the ravine down which smoked the stream of hot water, and followed the winding pathway through the canebrakes until we reached a wide area covered over with a thick, powdery yellow substance which I believe was sulphur.
Then I got a big pebble from the river, and came and hammered till I had flattened a coil in the decorations, and the verdigris came off in powdery flakes.
And where it came upon water some chemical action occurred, and the surface would be instantly covered with a powdery scum that sank slowly and made way for more.
It is a very fine old place, of red brick, softened by a pale powdery lichen, which has dispersed itself with happy irregularity, so as to bring the red brick into terms of friendly companionship with the limestone ornaments surrounding the three gables, the windows, and the door-place.
When she came close and looked in she beheld indistinct forms racing up and down to the figure of the dance, the silence of their footfalls arising from their being overshoe in "scroff"--that is to say, the powdery residuum from the storage of peat and other products, the stirring of which by their turbulent feet created the nebulosity that involved the scene.
They dug down into a parched and powdery sand--the very dryest of all sand, indeed--there was not one trace of moisture!
His face was fresh and rosy, his white-plumed hat, tilted to one side, disclosed his curled and pomaded hair besprinkled with powdery snow.
News is often dispersed as thoughtlessly and effectively as that pollen which the bees carry off (having no idea how powdery they are) when they are buzzing in search of their particular nectar.
But Vasili Andreevich did not stop, but disappeared amid the powdery snow.