block·​ish | \ ˈblä-kish How to pronounce blockish (audio) \

Definition of blockish

: resembling a block

Examples of blockish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stylistically, these bulky sculptures are like many in the show, whether large or small — solid, blockish, refined but not delicate. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Getty Villa reopens with ancient treasures from the Louvre," 21 Apr. 2021 Azuma Baseball Stadium was built in the late 1980s with a modernist design, blockish and concrete. Los Angeles Times, "Can 2020 Summer Olympics help Fukushima rebound from nuclear disaster?," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of blockish

1548, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2021

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“Blockish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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