velvety

[vel-vi-tee]
adjective
1.
suggestive of or resembling velvet; smooth; soft: velvety rose petals; a velvety voice; a velvety cream sauce.
2.
(of liquor) smooth-tasting; mild; mellow: a velvety Scotch.

Origin:
1745–55; velvet + -y1

velvetiness, noun
unvelvety, adjective
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velvet (ˈvɛlvɪt)
 
n
1.  a.  a fabric of silk, cotton, nylon, etc, with a thick close soft usually lustrous pile
 b.  (as modifier): velvet curtains
2.  anything with a smooth soft surface
3.  a.  smoothness; softness
 b.  (as modifier): velvet skin; a velvet night
4.  the furry covering of the newly formed antlers of a deer
5.  slang chiefly (US)
 a.  gambling or speculative winnings
 b.  a gain, esp when unexpectedly high
6.  velvet glove gentleness or caution, often concealing strength or determination (esp in the phrase an iron fistorhand in a velvet glove)
 
[C14: veluet, from Old French veluotte, from velu hairy, from Vulgar Latin villutus (unattested), from Latin villus shaggy hair]
 
'velvet-like
 
adj
 
'velvety
 
adj

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Example sentences
Among them is this rich, velvety stew made with chicken and condensed milk and
  thickened with de-crusted white bread.
It is covered with a velvety soft fabric on top of a breathable mesh fiber that
  wicks away sweat.
When whipped with more cream and slathered onto a cake, it's an intense,
  velvety icing.
For more hardy eaters, tongue offers a velvety texture and a mild, subtle taste
  that takes well to any number of lively sauces.
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