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 Dérivé de willow (« saule ») avec le suffixe -y.

Adjectif [modifier le wikicode]

Nature Forme
Positif willowy
\ˈwɪl.oʊ.i\ ou \ˈwɪl.əʊ.i\
Comparatif willowier
\ˈwɪl.oʊ.i.ɚ\ ou \ˈwɪl.əʊ.i.ə\
Superlatif willowiest
\ˈwɪl.oʊ.i.ɪst\ ou \ˈwɪl.əʊ.i.ɪst\

willowy \ˈwɪl.oʊ.i\ (États-Unis), \ˈwɪl.əʊ.i\ (Royaume-Uni)

  1. Svelte, gracile, mince.
    • Izzi’s willowy friend summed him up one evening when the ladies of the ensemble were changing their practice-clothes after a particularly strenuous rehearsal, defending him against the Southern girl, who complained that he made her tired. — (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, Jill the Reckless, 1920)
  2. Planté de saules.
    • On one side of the road was the immense Roche de St. Julien, which overhung it; through the gateway of the castle we saw the snowy mountains of La Valais, clothed in clouds, and on the other side was the willowy plain of the Rhone, in a character of striking contrast with the rest of the scene, bounded by the dark mountains that overhang Clarens, Vevai, and the lake that rolls between. — (Percy Bysshe Shelley, History of a Six Weeks’ Tour, 1817)