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

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 The craggy 59-year-old of today is infused with the collective memory of the handsome heartthrob of yesteryear. Rhonda Garelick, New York Times, 16 June 2022 The island is a craggy basalt rock that juts up from water so rough that boats cannot dock. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2022 Above us was a gray, craggy world of rocks and dust—a piece of the moon jutting out of Eden. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2022 In his youth, Mr. Wesley somewhat resembled a comic-book character himself: tall and stooped with craggy good looks and a shock of straight brown hair. New York Times, 10 Feb. 2022 Their house wasn’t in imminent danger of collapse, but the earth around it was craggy and dotted with small indentations. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 10 Jan. 2022 Parts of it are so dry the ground is sharp and craggy, with no vegetation. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Scant grids of symbolic leaves from the original game became swirls of gnarled trees; straight lines meant to suggest cliffs became craggy, precipitous rock faces. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 3 Dec. 2021 Marguerita Bay was a stretch of rocky green hills that dropped off in craggy white walls, framing the shore and the narrow, sandy beach. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 31 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of craggy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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