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Definition of "downy" [down•y]

  • Made of or covered with down. (adjective)
  • Resembling down: downy white clouds. (adjective)
  • Quietly soothing; soft. (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.

Use "downy" in a sentence
  • "Benelli's UltraLight 12 gauge was the last word in downy-light autoloaders - until now."
  • "The men share the troubles of nursing with the women, and the babies, tied on their mother's or father's back, seem as content as if they were rocked in downy cradles."
  • "The latter two are almost counterparts of each other, although the downy is the more common."