block·​ish ˈblä-kish How to pronounce blockish (audio)
: resembling a block

Examples of blockish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bold and blockish, but soft around the edges. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Apr. 2021 Stylistically, these bulky sculptures are like many in the show, whether large or small — solid, blockish, refined but not delicate. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blockish was in the 15th century

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“Blockish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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