\ 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 This game isn't subtle about being directly inspired by GoldenEye 007, right down to its blocky polygons and limited character animations. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 18 June 2022 Dubbed the EVolved, the reborn sports car keeps its forebear’s trick door design but ditches its blocky styling. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 30 May 2022 Nearby, up on dry land, sits a blocky, industrial-looking thing about 270 feet long and more than 100 feet tall. al, 29 Apr. 2022 Modern truck and full-size SUVs favor blocky, muscular styling at the front end, rather than the more gently sloping transition from grille to hood that cars and some compact SUVs have. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 4 May 2020 Using a haircutting razor instead of scissors achieves a lighter feel and encourage swishy movement so that the finished result has a natural texture to it, rather than looking or feeling blocky. Jacqueline Kilikita,, 15 Apr. 2022 The town — white, blocky houses under uniform ocher roofs — was like a handful of gravel thrown onto the shore. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Despite its blocky appearance, this style gives the models a few advantages. Sam Jones, Scientific American, 10 Mar. 2022 The calligraphers drew from an armory of Arabic scripts, each taking years to master, such as the bold and simple Thuluth, the dainty and curvy Farsi, the blocky and thick Kufi scripts. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blocky

circa 1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2022

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“Blocky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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