\ 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

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The laptop's design remains unchanged, from Razer's blocky keyboard font to the signature green USB 3.0 ports, all wrapped in a soft matte finish. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Razer Introduces New Blade Laptops," 12 Mar. 2014 Mixed-reality holograms on the first-generation HoloLens always looked somewhat blocky, even up close. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 with a strong business bent," 24 Feb. 2019 Directly underneath is a blocky mini-room that will soon be a scent bar where customers can sniff terpenes, the aromatic compounds secreted by the leaves of cannabis plants. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Weed and luxury in Las Vegas," 15 Nov. 2018 That goes for blocky trucks, too, if this sweet-looking build is any indication. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Here's a Life-Size Chevy Silverado Made Entirely of Legos," 19 Jan. 2019 Anyone can generate an image with blocky text at the top and bottom. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The best memes of 2018, according to The Verge staff," 27 Dec. 2018 On fighter jets, these typically appear as big, bold, blocky letters on the vertical stabilizer. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Military’s Cryptic Letters, Numbers, and Symbols, Explained," 6 Dec. 2018 The right side of the console is occupied by the pump controls and gauge, and the blocky joystick apparatus that aims water on a blaze. Dan Neil, WSJ, "When WSJ’s Car Critic Played Fireman for a Day...," 31 Aug. 2018 With its blocky edges and noticeable antenna lines, the iPad Pro almost looks more like a prototype than a finished product. David Pierce, WSJ, "Apple’s New iPad Pro: Great Tablet, Still Can’t Replace Your Laptop," 5 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of blocky

: short and thick

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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