downy

[dou-nee]
adjective, downier, downiest.
1.
of the nature of or resembling down; fluffy; soft.
2.
made of down.
3.
covered with down.
4.
soft; soothing.

Origin:
1540–50; down2 + -y1

downily, adverb
downiness, noun
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downy (ˈdaʊnɪ)
 
adj , downier, downiest
1.  covered with soft fine hair or feathers
2.  light, soft, and fluffy
3.  made from or filled with down
4.  resembling downs; undulating
5.  slang (Brit) sharp-witted; knowing
 
'downiness
 
n

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downy
1570s, from down (n.1) + -y (2).
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Example sentences
Those downy hairs may be more than an evolutionary leftover, though.
Now comes a sonic burst, as a downy woodpecker drills into a nearby trunk.
Upon arrival in the bay, they are basically starving, their breastbones
  protruding from their downy red chests.
But this downy cloudscape hides the might of a record-setting storm.
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