\ 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 The boy had entered a Roblox role-playing game where, instead of the typical blocky visuals, there was an actual photo. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Roblox Struggles With Sexual Content. It Hopes a Ratings System Will Address the Problem.," 17 Apr. 2021 This makes dark scenes in films look truly dark while retaining clarity for visuals that would look murky or blocky on an LED display. Jon Martindale, Forbes, "The Best 8K TVs For A Cutting Edge Viewing Experience (If Your Wallet Can Handle It)," 12 Apr. 2021 No, it’s not in 3-D, yes, the roster is limited to eight characters, but the handling on the SNES is preternaturally smooth — something the blocky 64 controller could never approach. Luke Winkie, Vulture, "The 20 Best Games on Nintendo Switch Online," 30 Mar. 2021 Wilder, 50, stands an imposing 6 feet tall, and shows up for a factory tour wearing maroon slacks, loafers, and big blocky glasses. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, "Black-Owned Firms Are Less Likely to Receive All of the Financing They Apply for Than Firms With Non-Black Owners," 5 Mar. 2021 The old Maxus was blocky and kind of hard to get a comfortable grip on for those with smaller hands. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "Shotgun Review: The New Browning Maxus II," 23 Feb. 2021 The blocky new build features floating staircases, heated floors, skylights and smart home features. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property newsletter: Celeb homeowners are shooting for the $tars," 12 Dec. 2020 Mid 20th-century architecture, with its blocky Brutalist high-rises and neon-signed, Jetsons-esque motels, can be divisive. Jennifer Barger, Travel, "Why it’s important to save historic hotels," 3 Dec. 2020 Grateful for bales of hay, both blocky like Legos and round like sushi. Shawn Hubler, New York Times, "Verses vs. Virus: What These Poets Laureate Are Thankful For," 26 Nov. 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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28 Apr 2021

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“Blocky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blocky

: short and thick

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