Definition of Featherlike

1. Adjective. Resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers. "Feathery palm trees"

Exact synonyms: Feathery
Similar to: Feathered
Derivative terms: Feather, Featheriness



Definition of Featherlike

1. Adjective. Having the characteristics of plumage ¹

2. Adjective. As light as a feather ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Featherlike

featherhead
featherheaded
featherheads
featherier
featheriest
featherily
featheriness
feathering
feathering strip
feathering strips
featherings
featherless
featherless biped
featherlessness
featherlight
featherlike (current term)
featherly
feathermaker
feathermakers
feathers
featherstitch
featherstitched
featherstitches
feathertail
feathertails
feathertop
featherweight
featherweights
featherwood

Literary usage of Featherlike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1897)
"The antennae of moths are of vari- FIG. 72.—A moth with featherlike ... they are usually threadlike or featherlike ; only in rare cases are they enlarged ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"... like serpents trying to shelter themselves from the scorching rays of the vertical sun,—and those featherlike bamboos, high arching overhead, ..."

3. Minerals, and how to Study Them: A Book for Beginners in Mineralogy by Edward Salisbury Dana (1901)
"... plates there are others made up of minute scales, sometimes aggregated into compact forms or those with a featherlike structure as in plumose mica. ..."

4. The Romantic Composers by Daniel Gregory Mason (1906)
"At the end the first violin takes a flight with a featherlike lightness, and — all has vanished." * The last words are quoted from a stanza of the Walpurgis ..."

5. Estimates in Art by Frank Jewett Mather (1916)
"... only Fragonard, and he exceptionally, has so fully spoken the word of the flesh. The painting is of the most featherlike lightness, and only escapes ..."

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