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[feth -uh-ree] /ˈfɛð ə ri/
clothed or covered with feathers; feathered.
resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial:
feathery clouds.
Origin of feathery
1570-80; feather + -y1
Related forms
featheriness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sulphuric acid immediately forms a violet red color which disappears as iridescent, feathery crystals are precipitated.

  • Over the lowlands the feathery breath of night hovered still.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • They both looked at it as it blazed, went out, and flew in feathery ash up the chimney.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • He went on with her to Bower's, and when he left her he handed her a feathery bit of pine.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • My eyes dizzied at the wide revolving scene that was now spread out beneath the feathery vapours.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • He tore its crumpled wings from its feathery form, and made of it a meal.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • The feathery side of these boards are down, the covers all wet in the other room, and these sleepers must be kept warm.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton

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