\ ˈblä-kē How to pronounce blocky (audio) \
blockier; blockiest

Definition of blocky

1 : resembling a block in form : chunky
2 : filled with or made up of blocks or patches

Examples of blocky in a Sentence

a shoe with a thick, blocky heel
Recent Examples on the Web College students have already used the game to re-create their own campuses in blocky detail. Pia Ceres, Wired, "Will the Class of 2020 Please Line Up on the Minecraft Stage?," 11 May 2020 Mismatched Dining This blocky style was actually made by this Long Beach homeowner’s husband, but is easy to recreate bt taking a table and bench set and adding a fun chair for the head of the table. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, "7 Dreamy Outdoor Dining Rooms—And Tips to Make Your Own," 7 May 2020 Eventually, Lipa and her team landed on a hybrid aesthetic, imbuing the blocky, chaotic, communal charm of Zoom with precise compositional dynamism. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "How Dua Lipa Is Pushing the Creative Boundaries of the Quarantine Era," 24 Apr. 2020 Resident Evil 2 and 3 traded the blocky retro graphics of the originals for a more cinematic approach, offering, as a result, a newfound focus on suspense and jump-scares. Nick Romano,, "Final Fantasy VII bosses on transcending the videogame remake trend," 23 Apr. 2020 Previous SlideNext Slide Minecraft fans have waited years for an official visual overhaul—something that retains the Mojang game's iconic, blocky aesthetic yet embraces next-gen visual flair. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The biggest ray-traced game yet: Minecraft RTX Beta debuts April 16 on PC," 14 Apr. 2020 For many, that’s meant brushing off dusty home gym equipment or streaming blocky feeds of trainers in their living rooms. Ryan Lenora Brown, The Christian Science Monitor, "Lapping the living room: Lockdown marathoners get creative," 8 Apr. 2020 The acting here smooths out the blocky, talky, implausibly ruminative aspects of Laverty’s writing. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "‘Sorry We Missed You’ Review: The Human Toll of That One-Click Buy," 4 Mar. 2020 While the game's world is intentionally blocky and pixelated, this does present some practical challenges for reading. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "This Library Is Filled with Government-Censored Content—but You Can Only Access It in Minecraft," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of blocky

circa 1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blocky was circa 1816

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“Blocky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blocky

: short and thick

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