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 craggy (audio) \ adverb
cragginess \ ˈkra-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce craggy (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 But its political geography is fraught, craggy with sharp oppositions. Nikil Saval, The New Republic, "The Future of the Democratic Party Is in Pennsylvania," 26 Oct. 2020 The northern side of the island’s long and craggy coastline offers slightly less protection for boaters, but Five Finger Bay, Belle Harbor, McCargoe Cove, and Todd Harbor are some of the more sheltered spots to dock your vessel. Kathleen Ferraro, Travel + Leisure, "Michigan's Isle Royale National Park Is Home to Rugged Forests, Amazing Wildlife, and Incredible Shipwrecks — and It’s Best Explored by Water," 19 Sep. 2020 The grade steepens past the Jacob Crosscut Trail and craggy rock formations rise. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Dog-friendly hiking trails around Phoenix: 5 places to burn off some energy," 14 Apr. 2020 Mountaineers stand atop craggy peaks and look out on the world. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Thirty-six Thousand Feet," 10 May 2020 Beauty rises from what feels recognizable and faraway at once: the craggy mountain glowing with human love; the crib in its white-walled gallery. Leslie Jamison, The New York Review of Books, "Other Voices, Other Rooms," 29 Apr. 2020 Getty Few parts of the world can claim such a range of natural beauty as Italy, from craggy peaks and verdant hills to turquoise waters lined by white-sand beaches. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Places in Italy," 17 Apr. 2020 Karsten Moran for The New York Times After an immeasurable journey through time and space, a craggy gray rock fell to Earth, landing in the Sahara. Kevin Coyne, New York Times, "These Auction Items Are Out of This World. No, Really.," 14 Mar. 2020 Our family took a memorable hike up nearby Mount Judah, and from the summit, we were rewarded with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and craggy, snowcapped peaks in every direction. Dallas News, "To experience New Zealand’s rugged beauty, go by camper van," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of craggy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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