plummy

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

plum +‎ -y. In the sense of a voice, because of the supposed similarity to speaking with a plum in one's mouth.

AdjectiveEdit

plummy (comparative plummier, superlative plummiest)

  1. Of, pertaining to, containing, or characteristic of plums
  2. (informal) desirable; profitable; advantageous
    For the sake of getting something plummy. — G. Eliot.
  3. (of a voice) rich, mellow and carefully articulated, especially with an upper-class accent

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