Definition of flowery in English:

flowery

adjective

  • 1Covered with flowers or having a floral design.

    ‘a flowery meadow’
    ‘flowery wallpaper’
    • ‘Threads formed flowery designs on the material, shaping leaves, mountains, and other natural landscape.’
    • ‘Her drawings suggest an idyllic world, where quaintly dressed children play amid flowery meadows and trim gardens.’
    • ‘It was covered in beautiful paintings of angels in large flowery meadows.’
    • ‘Carmen's head whipped around searching for a remnant of comfort before partially hiding beneath the safety of the flowery, pink bedspread.’
    • ‘Over centuries of such husbandry, Bashkirians and bees and pine forests and flowery meadows thrived.’
    • ‘Wherever paint met tape, and therefore stuck to tape, both tape and paint now came away from the wall, exposing the flowery wallpaper underneath.’
    • ‘It had a large queen-size bed, beside the far wall by a window, covered with a beautiful, flowery quilt.’
    • ‘It was gold with a flowery design carved into it.’
    • ‘The beds had cast iron bedsteads and flowery covers with frilly edges.’
    • ‘She stopped to stare at every little thing from the banister to the flowery wallpaper to the family photos ascending the stairs.’
    • ‘Groves of golden aspen, flowery meadows, ponds, and outcrops of limestone break up the dominance of the regal coniferous forest.’
    • ‘Thoughts flitted across my mind like butterflies in a flowery meadow.’
    • ‘A few minutes later I found myself crawling under the flowery, feminine covers with Ms. LaMonica, wishing for Jen to be there with me.’
    • ‘The walls were decorated with flowery wallpaper and an old photo of a man and his beautiful wife and two little girls.’
    • ‘My hall bathroom is covered in a festively flowery wallpaper.’
    • ‘The walls were decorated with paintings and flowery designs.’
    • ‘All the walls had a flowery pattern for wallpaper.’
    • ‘I tore down the flowery wallpaper and painted the walls white.’
    • ‘Her room was entirely pink wallpaper and flowery things that made me cringe at the very sight of them.’
    • ‘The walls were light blue, and the top was bordered with wallpaper of some blue and green flowery sort.’
    floral, flower-covered, flower-patterned
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    1. 1.1Smelling of flowers.
      ‘her flowery perfume’
      • ‘I could smell the flowery sent of her lotion as Krista wrapped her arms tightly around my neck.’
      • ‘Even the lightest, most flowery perfumes contain a trace of musk.’
      • ‘So I breathed in deeply with my face still buried in the crick of her neck, and under the scent of alcohol was Theresa's flowery perfume smell.’
      • ‘She was at least a head shorter than he and he could look down on the top of her head, smell the light, flowery fragrance of her hair.’
      • ‘Kehris leaned against him smelling the flowery scent he always carried with him.’
      • ‘To add to his woes, the redhead's excessively flowery perfume was giving him an overwhelming urge to sneeze, right in her face.’
      • ‘Plus, before I packed them, I gave them a good dousing of Emeraude cologne so they'd smell extra flowery.’
      • ‘He could smell her again, that sweet, flowery fragrance that he used to sink himself in just as he used to sink his fingers into her wealth of honey-brown hair.’
      • ‘It smelled disgustingly of sickly sweet burning candles and flowery hand lotion.’
      • ‘Its flowery, strongly aromatic character makes it ideal for this purpose.’
      • ‘I found myself intoxicated by her scent, a flowery perfume.’
      • ‘With the smell of warm earth and fragrant fruit and flowery herbs, this is nothing if not enticing wine, glimmering red like some medieval jewel.’
      • ‘A strand of her light brown hair brushed the hand he held at his chest, and he caught the faintest hint of a flowery perfume.’
      • ‘I recognize the flowery smell from when I kissed her at the ill-fated party.’
      • ‘Nora's perfume, a flowery scent, is also often smelled, and music from a piano playing, sometimes with a woman singing, may also be attributed to this lady of the house.’
      • ‘Geoff smelled her flowery perfume as he led her around the floor during the dance.’
      • ‘Suddenly, I smelled a light, flowery scent coming towards me.’
      • ‘As much as I could remember was that Heather's perfume was sweet and flowery, and wasn't the least bit like Jamie's.’
      • ‘His nose itched as he caught a whiff of her flowery perfume.’
      • ‘The perfume was a little flowery for his taste, but it was strong and would do the job.’
    2. 1.2(of speech or writing) full of elaborate or literary words and phrases.
      ‘flowery prose’
      • ‘The writing is full of exposition and flowery, stilted language that may in fact be historically accurate but in large measure prevents the characters from coming to life.’
      • ‘One year an English teacher would say my writing was too flowery, another year it was not expressive enough.’
      • ‘Mireeve was growing tired of the flowery speech.’
      • ‘He would have ridden into the fort with every hair in place, given a long flowery speech, and went off somewhere without so much as wrinkling his robes.’
      • ‘Actually I never really did panic very much - it was just a bit of flowery writing.’
      • ‘Her character has to contend with flowery, overwrought speeches full of melodrama that are meant to generate some degree of humor, but which tend to fall flat.’
      • ‘As she watched Brandywin step forward to make yet another flowery speech, Alex tried to ignore the two women behind her.’
      • ‘His approach allowed me to see that not all food writing has to be flowery prose.’
      • ‘You may be able to turn my mother and sister's heads with your flowery speeches but not mine.’
      • ‘Such writings could be in flowery language indeed, as in this excerpt from one spirit writing in my collection.’
      • ‘Carrey savours every flowery speech and villainous smirk in a performance that is more disciplined than one might have imagined.’
      • ‘No doubt, he was going to end his speech with a flowery, cliché phrase like ‘children are the future.’’
      • ‘Kabary, the flowery speeches given at all formal, ancestral occasions in the central highlands, are recognized as requiring great skill.’
      • ‘Although it was slightly scratched it appeared to be the same flowery writing as Mrs. Hornbeam's.’
      • ‘When you think of a Shakespearian play, most conjure up memories of high school productions, period costumes and long and flowery speeches in an outdated and hard to understand language.’
      • ‘In one case on another railway, using the flowery writing of those years, a big bonus was to be paid ‘provided the sound of a steam engine whistle was heard in the town’ by a certain date.’
      • ‘Initially, there was a much longer post here, full of no doubt very embarrassing similes and attempts at flowery poetic language.’
      • ‘Don't soil your writing with flowery language.’
      • ‘I don't look at my leads as a chance to show off my flowery writing.’
      • ‘Don't give me a flowery phrase for the sight of flames crackling against the dark night sky.’

Pronunciation:

flowery

/ˈflaʊəri/