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Definition of "willowy" []

  • Planted with or abounding in willows. (adjective)
  • Resembling a willow tree, especially: (adjective)
  • Flexible; pliant. (adjective)
  • Tall, slender, and graceful. (adjective)
  • Slender and graceful (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Flexible or pliant (adjective)
  • Covered or shaded with willows (adjective)

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Use "willowy" in a sentence
  • "Then, before I can stop him, he calls a willowy black male over, saying carelessly, Brett, this is the guy I told you about—now you take care my friend, ’kaaaay?"
  • "Here's a quick clip of her explaining to me that after cutting the final speech from The Tempest, she decided to put it back via the song in the end credits, which, she felt, had to be performed by the mighty Beth Gibbons, best known as the willowy, wounded - and occasionally wrathful - voice of Portishead."
  • "Josefina Scaglione's YouTube video When Mr. Laurents first called the willowy soprano, who speaks with lushly rolled r's and sometimes interrupts conversation to ask the meaning of an English word, she was performing the role of Amber Von Tussle in a Buenos Aires production of "Hairspray.""