gory

adjective
\ ˈgȯr-ē How to pronounce gory (audio) \
gorier; goriest

Definition of gory

1 : covered with gore : bloodstained
2 : bloodcurdling, sensational wanted to hear the gory details

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bloodstained, bloody

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bloody, sanguinary, gory mean affected by or involving the shedding of blood. bloody is applied especially to things that are actually covered with blood or are made up of blood. bloody hands sanguinary applies especially to something attended by, or someone inclined to, bloodshed. the Civil War was America's most sanguinary conflict gory suggests a profusion of blood and slaughter. exceptionally gory, even for a horror movie

Examples of gory in a Sentence

doesn't watch too many movies that feature gory violence

First Known Use of gory

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gory

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gory

: having or showing a lot of violence and blood

gory

adjective
\ ˈgȯr-ē How to pronounce gory (audio) \
gorier; goriest

Kids Definition of gory

1 : covered with blood
2 : having or showing much violence and bloodshed

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