gravelly

adjective grav·el·ly \ ˈgrav-lē , ˈgra-və- \
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

Definition of gravelly

1 : of, containing, or covered with gravel
2 : having a rough or grating sound
  • a gravelly voice

Examples of gravelly in a Sentence

  1. his singing voice is a little gravelly, but otherwise he's a fine musician

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First Known Use of gravelly

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GRAVELLY Defined for English Language Learners

gravelly

Definition of gravelly for English Language Learners

  • : containing or covered with gravel

  • : having a rough sound


GRAVELLY Defined for Kids

gravelly

adjective grav·el·ly \ ˈgra-və-lē \

Definition of gravelly for Students

1 : containing or made up of gravel
  • gravelly soil
2 : sounding rough
  • a gravelly voice


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