blockier; blockiest
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
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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blocky was in 1563

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“Blocky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blocky. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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