\ 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 Halsey is celebrating her groovy new About Face Beauty collection by flaunting her impressive makeup skills. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Halsey Shows Off Her 'Fav Makeup Era' With Colorful About Face Beauty Daytripper Collection," 20 Apr. 2021 Now just the master bath sports its original wild, groovy patterns and colors. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "It's still 1970 in this 'time capsule' home in Minnetonka," 16 Apr. 2021 More than half of the album is made sunny with dusty bass, dancing keys, uplifting harmonies, or groovy bounce. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, "Brockhampton Process Pain and Get Closer to Pop on ‘Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine’," 9 Apr. 2021 His 2020 collections were born from the idea that the way a backless tee, cut out with a U shape, or a pair of groovy low-rise flare pants can inspire not only physical pleasure, but a psychological release. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Phlemuns Releases a Spring Collection for Your Body—And Your Mind," 2 Mar. 2021 Palm Springs abounds with Midcentury Modern hotels that have orange lounge chairs, Sputnik light fixtures and a groovy vibe. Rosemary Mcclure, Los Angeles Times, "It’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs. This DIY tour points the way," 9 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, the members of Slint worked on various Will Oldham projects and with original bassist Ethan Buckler in the goofy, groovy King Kong. Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone, "Slint Look Back on 'Spiderland' at 30," 25 Mar. 2021 Check out the groovy collection, ranging in price from $32 to $65, here. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Grateful Dead Unveils Spring-Ready Shoe Collaboration With Sanuk," 22 Mar. 2021 For the one who loves card games: A groovy Uno edition The classic card game Uno just got a retro '70s makeover to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "20 best Easter gifts for teens of 2021," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of groovy

circa 1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of groovy was circa 1937

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30 Apr 2021

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“Groovy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of groovy

informal + old-fashioned : very good and enjoyable

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