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Definition of "plummy" [plum•my]

  • Filled with plums. (adjective)
  • Smelling or tasting of plums. (adjective)
  • Choice; desirable: a plummy leading role; a plummy job. (adjective)
  • Exceedingly or affectedly mellow and rich: a plummy voice. (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 "plummy" in a sentence
  • "The only explanation he could think of was that messages had been left on his phone by an executive's assistant, who had a voice which could be described as "plummy"."
  • ""She has a voice that could only be described as plummy.""
  • ""She would leave charming, joking messages ... and she had a voice that can only be described as plummy," he said."