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[flee-see] /ˈfli si/
adjective, fleecier, fleeciest.
covered with, consisting of, or resembling a fleece or wool:
soft, fleecy clouds.
Origin of fleecy
1560-70; fleece + -y1
Related forms
fleecily, adverb
fleeciness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fleecy
  • Dress the outdoor space with candles and potted blooms, and toss some fleecy throws on the chaise.
  • fleecy clouds muted the sun's warmth and thunderheads were building up on the horizon.
  • Above her the cherry trees were fleecy and packed with a foam of white petals.
  • Its fleecy texture closely mimics that of an inside-out sweat shirt.
  • Its fleecy texture closely resembles that of an inside-out sweatshirt.
  • Its fleecy texture closely mimics that of an inside-out sweatshirt.
  • In the fall of the year cotton pickers can be seen swinging to and fro, gathering the fleecy staple.
  • My fleecy fabric makes warm sweatshirts and cozy blankets.
British Dictionary definitions for fleecy


adjective fleecier, fleeciest
of or resembling fleece; woolly
Derived Forms
fleecily, adverb
fleeciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fleecy

1560s, from fleece (n.) + -y (2).

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