gravelly

adjective
grav·​el·​ly | \ ˈgrav-lē How to pronounce gravelly (audio) , ˈgra-və- \

Definition of gravelly

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

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Examples of gravelly in a Sentence

his singing voice is a little gravelly, but otherwise he's a fine musician
Recent Examples on the Web There was the gravelly bottom of Lake Granby barely 3 feet below the bottom edge of the ice. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, "Use Big Baits to Catch Giant Lake Trout Through The Ice," 28 Jan. 2020 Modestly built, with fading red hair, blue eyes and a gravelly Midwestern accent, Smith has an amiable, self-effacing demeanor that belies his nine-figure wealth and intense work ethic. Romesh Ratnesar/redmond, Time, "How Microsoft's Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech," 8 Sep. 2019 With his gravelly voice, large-framed designer glasses, perpetual tan and fondness for gold chains and suede jeans, Mr. Evans brimmed with a rakish confidence and showmanship that propelled his career in the 1960s and 1970s. Paul Brownfield, Washington Post, "Robert Evans, Hollywood mogul of legendary bravado, dies at 89," 28 Oct. 2019 With his gravelly voice, large-framed designer glasses, perpetual tan and fondness for gold chains and suede jeans, Evans brimmed with a rakish confidence and showmanship that propelled his career in the 1960s and 1970s. cleveland, "Robert Evans, Hollywood mogul of legendary bravado, dies at 89," 28 Oct. 2019 Instead, Strong found himself at a podium before a handful of reporters Monday, his deep gravelly voice bearing a tone of exasperation. Joey Knight, orlandosentinel.com, "USF’s Charlie Strong facing a grim sequel of sorts at UConn," 4 Oct. 2019 Here, families and tourists stroll, relax, dine, shop, listen to crooning buskers and bands or pop down to the gravelly beach for a dip in Black Sea waters warmed by the summer sun. Jeff Opdyke, latimes.com, "Crimea is an unexpected beauty set against an unsettled history," 23 June 2019 The notorious junkie novelist’s gravelly voice piped ghoulishly into my sluggish morning mind. Alexander C. Kafka, Houston Chronicle, "How David Bowie, Jimmy Page, Patti Smith and other musicians fell for William S. Burroughs," 29 June 2019 The notorious junkie novelist’s gravelly voice piped ghoulishly into my sluggish morning mind. Alexander C. Kafka, Houston Chronicle, "How David Bowie, Jimmy Page, Patti Smith and other musicians fell for William S. Burroughs," 29 June 2019

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First Known Use of gravelly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Gravelly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gravelly. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for gravelly

gravelly

adjective
How to pronounce gravelly (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gravelly

: containing or covered with gravel
: having a rough sound

gravelly

adjective
grav·​el·​ly | \ ˈgra-və-lē How to pronounce gravelly (audio) \

Kids Definition of gravelly

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

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