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plummy

[pluhm-ee] /ˈplʌm i/
adjective, plummier, plummiest.
1.
containing or resembling plums.
2.
good or desirable:
a plummy part for a good actress.
3.
richly or mellowly resonant:
a plummy speaking voice.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; plum1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for plummy

plummy

/ˈplʌmɪ/
adjective -mier, -miest
1.
of, full of, or resembling plums
2.
(Brit, informal) (of speech) having a deep tone and a refined and somewhat drawling articulation
3.
(Brit, informal) choice; desirable
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Slang definitions & phrases for plummy

plummy

adjective

Rich and sonorous; orotund and fruity; unctuous; smarmy: the rich, plummy voice of Edward Arnold (1881+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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