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  • 1Full of, resembling, or smelling of flowers.

    ‘a flowery meadow’
    • ‘flowery wallpaper’
    • ‘My hall bathroom is covered in a festively flowery wallpaper.’
    • ‘It was covered in beautiful paintings of angels in large flowery meadows.’
    • ‘A few minutes later I found myself crawling under the flowery, feminine covers with Ms. LaMonica, wishing for Jen to be there with me.’
    • ‘It was gold with a flowery design carved into it.’
    • ‘The walls were decorated with paintings and flowery designs.’
    • ‘Threads formed flowery designs on the material, shaping leaves, mountains, and other natural landscape.’
    • ‘The beds had cast iron bedsteads and flowery covers with frilly edges.’
    • ‘Wherever paint met tape, and therefore stuck to tape, both tape and paint now came away from the wall, exposing the flowery wallpaper underneath.’
    • ‘I tore down the flowery wallpaper and painted the walls white.’
    • ‘She stopped to stare at every little thing from the banister to the flowery wallpaper to the family photos ascending the stairs.’
    • ‘All the walls had a flowery pattern for wallpaper.’
    • ‘Groves of golden aspen, flowery meadows, ponds, and outcrops of limestone break up the dominance of the regal coniferous forest.’
    • ‘Over centuries of such husbandry, Bashkirians and bees and pine forests and flowery meadows thrived.’
    • ‘The walls were decorated with flowery wallpaper and an old photo of a man and his beautiful wife and two little girls.’
    • ‘Her drawings suggest an idyllic world, where quaintly dressed children play amid flowery meadows and trim gardens.’
    • ‘Thoughts flitted across my mind like butterflies in a flowery meadow.’
    • ‘Her room was entirely pink wallpaper and flowery things that made me cringe at the very sight of them.’
    • ‘It had a large queen-size bed, beside the far wall by a window, covered with a beautiful, flowery quilt.’
    • ‘The walls were light blue, and the top was bordered with wallpaper of some blue and green flowery sort.’
    • ‘Carmen's head whipped around searching for a remnant of comfort before partially hiding beneath the safety of the flowery, pink bedspread.’
    floral, flower-covered, flower-patterned
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    1. 1.1(of a style of speech or writing) full of elaborate or literary words and phrases.
      ‘flowery language’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Kabary, the flowery speeches given at all formal, ancestral occasions in the central highlands, are recognized as requiring great skill.’
      • ‘Carrey savours every flowery speech and villainous smirk in a performance that is more disciplined than one might have imagined.’
      • ‘Actually I never really did panic very much - it was just a bit of flowery writing.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You may be able to turn my mother and sister's heads with your flowery speeches but not mine.’
      • ‘No doubt, he was going to end his speech with a flowery, cliché phrase like ‘children are the future.’’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Mireeve was growing tired of the flowery speech.’
      • ‘As she watched Brandywin step forward to make yet another flowery speech, Alex tried to ignore the two women behind her.’
      • ‘I don't look at my leads as a chance to show off my flowery writing.’
      • ‘Although it was slightly scratched it appeared to be the same flowery writing as Mrs. Hornbeam's.’
      • ‘One year an English teacher would say my writing was too flowery, another year it was not expressive enough.’
      • ‘Don't soil your writing with flowery language.’
      • ‘Such writings could be in flowery language indeed, as in this excerpt from one spirit writing in my collection.’
      • ‘His approach allowed me to see that not all food writing has to be flowery prose.’
      • ‘Don't give me a flowery phrase for the sight of flames crackling against the dark night sky.’
      • ‘Initially, there was a much longer post here, full of no doubt very embarrassing similes and attempts at flowery poetic language.’
      florid, flamboyant, high-flown, high-sounding, magniloquent, grandiloquent, ornate, fancy, baroque, orotund, rhetorical, oratorical, bombastic, laboured, strained, overwrought, elaborate, over-elaborate, overblown, overripe, overdone, convoluted, turgid, inflated
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/ˈflou(ə)rē/ /ˈflaʊ(ə)ri/