crag·​gy | \ ˈkra-gē How to pronounce craggy (audio) \
craggier; craggiest

Definition of craggy

1 : full of crags craggy slopes
2 : rough, rugged a craggy face a craggy voice

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Other Words from craggy

craggily \ ˈkra-​gə-​lē How to pronounce craggily (audio) \ adverb
cragginess \ ˈkra-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce cragginess (audio) \ noun

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Examples of craggy in a Sentence

a famous actor who is known for his craggy good looks his white hair and craggy face
Recent Examples on the Web Coming in for a landing you are confronted with a mass of craggy peaks; on the very top is the single, narrow landing strip, with sharp drop-offs on either side. Peter Greenberg, Town & Country, "Unfriendly Skies," 7 Feb. 2014 Among the highlights: historic seaside Palma with its towering, craggy cathedral and a timeworn fortress now boasting a buzzy modern-art museum, Es Baluard. Samantha Karlin, Washington Post, "Bypass Ibiza’s crowds and parties for Majorca’s beauty and tranquility," 18 Dec. 2019 No one may be more suited for both duties, given his broadcast experience and the 30,000-foot view of the craggy college landscape that his day job provides. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football is in a familiar spot: Below its preseason ranking," 24 Oct. 2019 This gives you those craggy edges and nooks and crannies, better for soaking and crisping. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Small kitchen, big Thanksgiving," 18 Nov. 2019 Maybe that’s why the hamlets along its craggy western edge have been able to retain their low-key character in spite of the new-money interest rippling out of the tech boom two hours south. Gregory Thomas,, "One Day, One Place: Sonoma County’s remote coast," 25 Oct. 2019 The begum was an arresting-looking woman, tall and broad-shouldered, with a face as craggy and immobile as an Easter Island statue. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "The Jungle Prince of Delhi," 22 Nov. 2019 The craggy pillars consist primarily of shredded clothing held together by pigmented resin. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: A former pillar of the fashion world crafts compelling art," 25 Oct. 2019 For the better part of two hours, we are stranded at a lighthouse station on a craggy island off the coast of Maine, sometime in the 1890s. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe make a mad and mesmerizing duo in ‘The Lighthouse’," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of craggy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Craggy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of craggy

: having many crags
: rough in a way that suggests strength


crag·​gy | \ ˈkra-gē How to pronounce craggy (audio) \
craggier; craggiest

Kids Definition of craggy

: having many steep rocks or cliffs craggy hills

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