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ˈdaʊ nidowny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downy, downlike, flossy, fluffyadjective

    like down or as soft as down

  2. downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeousadjective

    covered with fine soft hairs or down

    "downy milkweed seeds"


  1. downyadjective

    Having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers.

    The chick's downy coat of feathers formed almost immediately to keep it warm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downyadjective

    covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs

  2. Downyadjective

    made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet

  3. Downyadjective

    cunning; wary


  1. Downy

    Downy is a brand name of fabric softener produced by Procter & Gamble and sold in the United States. It entered the U.S. test market in August 1960 and went nationwide in December 1961. It was also sold in Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt and Latin America. Lenor is a brand name of fabric softener and dryer sheets, also produced by Procter & Gamble, sold in Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Plans to rebrand Lenor as Downy in the UK were dropped in 2002.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of downy in a Sentence

  1. Animal Control Warden Jason Pound:

    I could smell it and could tell that it had actually been through a cycle, smelled like Downy.

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