adjective \ˈgrav-lē, ˈgra-və-\

: containing or covered with gravel

: having a rough sound

Full Definition of GRAVELLY

:  of, containing, or covered with gravel
:  having a rough or grating sound <a gravelly voice>

Examples of GRAVELLY

  1. <his singing voice is a little gravelly, but otherwise he's a fine musician>

First Known Use of GRAVELLY

14th century


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