\ ˈgrü-vē How to pronounce groovy (audio) \
groovier; grooviest

Definition of groovy

1 : marvelous, wonderful, excellent felt that this poetry was … enjoyable, not to mention groovy— R. M. Muccigrosso
2 : hip, trendy a younger and groovier audience— Robert MacKenzie

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Examples of groovy in a Sentence

a great movie with groovy special effects old college buddies fondly recalling the days when bell-bottom jeans were about the grooviest thing around
Recent Examples on the Web Though born back in 1929, Leone proved a prophet of Baby Boomer mistrust in every kind of establishment, minus any millennial hope for groovy new replacements. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Sergio Leone’s Fistful of Opera," 2 May 2020 Route 66’ gave the grooviest Oregon City history lesson, daddy-o Bigfoot Face 1,000-piece puzzle by Lantern Press: The final image is 20 inches by 30 inches and made of premium archival paper and ink on 1/16-inch thick, grade-A chipboard. oregonlive, "Marijuana plants, Bigfoot, other Oregon-themed jigsaw puzzles a welcome distraction during stay-at-home orders," 5 Apr. 2020 As a thumping beat and groovy melody guides him through the song, the star lays everything out, letting his potential suitors know that money, cars or any other material goods just aren't enough to keep him interested. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Alex Newell Isn't Interested In Material Goods in 'Boy, You Can Keep It' Video," 12 Feb. 2020 Perhaps the most groovy item of all is this Kansas City Super Bowl 54 tie-dye victory t-shirt. oregonlive, "8 best Super Bowl 54 fan gear items for Kansas City fans: Unique shirts, pins and more with free shipping," 3 Feb. 2020 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s groovy pool parties? Leah Greenblatt,, "Don't stand so close to me: 15 movies meant for isolation," 14 Apr. 2020 Scott, with help from Zooey's sister Emily, threw his girlfriend a radical, totally groovy 80's-themed birthday bash at karaoke bar Break Room 86, located in The LINE Los Angeles. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Jonathan Scott Threw Zooey Deschanel an 80’s Themed Extravaganza for Her 40th Birthday," 22 Jan. 2020 For a decade, groovy companies like MeUndies (b. 2011), Tracksmith (2014), Allbirds (2014), and Bleusalt (2017), all of which promote at least some of their garments as sustainable, have faced a key challenge. Virginia Heffernan, Wired, "The Unbearable Softness of Engineered Fabrics," 21 Jan. 2020 Inside a whimsical powder room, touch-ups of McGrath's next-level looks are taking on new life against groovy floral wallpaper, a glowing vanity mirror, and a menagerie of wind-up animal figurines. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Holiday Party Makeup Ideas From Pat McGrath," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of groovy

circa 1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Groovy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of groovy

informal + old-fashioned : very good and enjoyable

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