from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being feathery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or condition of being feathery.

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  • noun The state or quality of being feathery.

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  • noun a light softness


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feathery +‎ -ness


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  • The featheriness of the maple, and the arrowy straightness and pyramidal form of the cryptomeria, please me better than all else; but why criticise?

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan Isabella Lucy 2004

  • We had left Chop Yat early in the morning after a night of excessive heat in beds of excessive featheriness and were walking towards Helmsley by way of Rievaulx, all unconcerned as to lunch by the way, because the ordnance map marked with such cordial legibility an inn on the road at a reasonable distance.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, April 4, 1917 Various

  • Almost as pleasing was the Carnitas, with the slow-roasted pork shredded to a near-Machaca featheriness and refreshingly essenced with a healthy amount of citrus.

    Tucson Citizen 2009

  • "The whole of the Mosel has a style of lightness and intensity which suits the riesling grape incredibly well … it can come in at 8% alcohol but always has a wonderfully fresh flavour and a featheriness and delicacy that doesn't go to your head.

    The Guardian World News Kate Connolly 2010


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