Examples of gawky in a Sentence
the stiff, gawky gait of a newborn colt
Recent Examples of gawky from the Web
While most women aren’t used to wearing big, sometimes gawky hats, the majority of Derby-goers are sporting some type of head accessory at the track.
Byrne's capacity for shouts, grunts and other sounds is a sort of gawky update on Brown's work, and the almost militaristic organization of the band, too, reminds of the Godfather of Soul.
This is sort of out there, but Luke Falk is kinda skinny, a bit of a gawky athlete.
On tour since the album’s release, Lorde has presented herself as a passionate singer, a proudly gawky dancer and the center of an eccentric spectacle that, so far, has scaled up without sacrificing intensity.
How else to explain the intimate, gawky tenderness with which the heads of the dead Christ and the man supporting him touch, almost in a kiss?
Comparisons were made to Barack Obama, on the basis that the two men both had a certain gawky charm and both appeared to inspire an enormous amount of hope.
As a way of raising funds for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Colbert and Kroll encouraged celebs to submit evidence of their most awkward teen stages, promising to donate $1,000 toward relief efforts for every star’s gawky photo.
Had Detective Jastrzembski encouraged the victim’s sister to misidentify the tall and gawky David Glenn for the short and squat Inmon Goggans?
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gawky.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
GAWKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gawky for English Language Learners
: awkward and clumsy
GAWKY Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gawky? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).