Definition of a watery graveliterary
- She was rescued from a watery grave.
: consisting of, filled with, or surrounded by water
: containing, sodden with, or yielding water or a thin liquid
: resembling water or watery matter especially in thin fluidity, soggy texture, paleness, or lack of savor
: dig, excavate
: to carve or shape with a chisel : sculpture
: to carve or cut (something, such as letters or figures) into a hard surface : engrave
: an excavation (see excavation 2) for burial of a body
: to clean and pay with pitch
: authoritative, weighty
: meriting serious consideration : important
: likely to produce great harm or danger
: a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (such as è in French), that a final e is stressed and close and that a final o is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the e of the English ending -ed is to be pronounced (as in "this cursèd day")
: slowly and solemnly
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