See billow.

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  • billowiness — noun The state or quality of being billowy …   Wiktionary

  • billowiness — bil·low·i·ness …   English syllables

  • billowiness — ˈbiləwēnə̇s, win noun ( es) : the quality or state of being billowy …   Useful english dictionary

  • billowy — billowiness, n. /bil oh ee/, adj., billowier, billowiest. characterized by or full of billows; surging: a rough, billowy sea. [1605 15; BILLOW + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • billowy — 1610s, from BILLOW (Cf. billow) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Billowiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • billowy — /ˈbɪloʊi/ (say bilohee) adjective (billowier, billowiest) full of billows; surging: billowy flames. –billowiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • billowy — [bil′ō ē] adj. billowier, billowiest swelling in or as in a billow or billows billowiness n …   English World dictionary

  • parachute pants — noun plural Etymology: probably so called because the billowiness of such pants suggests a parachute : baggy casual pants of lightweight fabric often with an elastic or drawstring at the waist and the cuffs …   Useful english dictionary

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