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1. Covered with or consisting of feathers.
2. Resembling or suggestive of a feather, as in form or lightness.

feath′er·i·ness n.
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(ˈfɛð ə ri)

1. clothed or covered with feathers.
2. resembling feathers; light; airy.
feath′er•i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.feathery - resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers; "feathery palm trees"
feathered - having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends"
2.feathery - characterized by a covering of feathers; "the feathery congregation of jays"
feathered - having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends"
3.feathery - adorned with feathers or plumes
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
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adjective downy, soft, feathered, fluffy, plumed, wispy, plumy, plumate or plumose (Botany & Zoology), light The foliage was soft and feathery.
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ريشي، مَكْسو بالرّيشناعِم وَخَفيف
jako pírkolehoučkýopeřenýpéřový
ako pierko
tüy gibitüylü


[ˈfeðərɪ] ADJ [texture] → plumoso; (= light) → ligero como pluma
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adj (+er)fed(e)rig; feel, flakeszart; feathery cloudFederwolke f
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(ˈfeðə) noun
one of the things that grow from a bird's skin that form the covering of its body. They cleaned the oil off the seagull's feathers.
to line, cover or decorate with feathers. The eagle feathers its nest with down from its own breast.
ˈfeathered adjective
ˈfeathery adjective
1. of, like, or covered in, a feather or feathers. a feathery hat.
2. soft and light. a feathery touch.
a feather in one's cap
something one can be proud of. Winning the race was quite a feather in his cap.
feather one's (own) nest
to gain money for oneself or to make oneself rich while serving others in a position of trust. All the time he has been a member of that committee he has been feathering his own nest.
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References in classic literature ?
It was broad daylight when Anne awoke and sat up in bed, staring confusedly at the window through which a flood of cheery sunshine was pouring and outside of which something white and feathery waved across glimpses of blue sky.
Now, I glory in feather-beds, and the more unhygienic and feathery they are the more I glory.
But Cocky, a bit of feathery down, a morsel-flash of light and life with the throat of a god, violated with sheer impudence and daring Michael's taboo, the defence of the meat.
The grass was up to their waists in the middle of the hollow, soft, tender, and feathery, spotted here and there among the trees with wild heart's-ease.
Mrs General's dreams ought to have been varnished--if she had any-- lying asleep in the arms of the good Saint Bernard, with the feathery snow falling on his house-top.
In the robin's nest there were Eggs and the robin's mate sat upon them keeping them warm with her feathery little breast and careful wings.
As it passed, leaving Lucie frightened and bewildered in the doorway of the wood-sawyer's house, the feathery snow fell as quietly and lay as white and soft, as if it had never been.
Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth,--a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.
Perhaps no one ever beheld a more strangely assorted group than the one which now walked along the road, through pretty green fields and past groves of feathery pepper-trees and fragrant mimosa.
Not for Dan the bother of filling his basket with the loose sprays, mingled with feathery elephant's-ears and trails of creeping spruce, as the rest of us, following the Story Girl's example, did.
In silence they climbed the cliffs and walked across a pasture-field of which the feathery, bleached, wild grasses were like a carpet of creamy velvet in the moonlight.
I should think not!" Melissa had all a sound bee's hereditary hatred against the big, squeaking, feathery Thief of the Hives.