Definition of feather-light in English:



  • Extremely light.

    ‘a feather-light touch’
    • ‘He wore black armor that looked feather-light.’
    • ‘She has a gentle touch, but Jonnie's wound still throbs at the feather-light tap.’
    • ‘He sensed the presence edging steadily closer, until he felt the icy-cold, feather-light touch on his cheek.’
    • ‘The plate is hefty, but the pancakes are feather-light.’
    • ‘It looked so fragile, as though anything but a feather-light touch could break it.’
    • ‘Even a feather-light touch was pushing the boundaries, and I stepped back slightly.’
    • ‘There was absolute silence for a while, then a feather-light touch on my hair.’
    • ‘Next, he softly tapped his fingers near her elbow with a feather-light touch as he did so.’
    • ‘It is feather-light when parking but weighty and secure at speed.’
    • ‘For those averse to fruitcakes and all that goes into them, there are traditional feather-light sponge cakes in exotic flavours such as the strawberry torte and the egg-less lychee gateaux.’
    • ‘Few can resist buying the feather-light decorative pieces, which come in alluring colours.’
    • ‘Several manufacturers have developed feather-light videocassettes, weighing a fraction of a normal videotape.’