groovy

adjective
\ ˈgrü-vē \
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

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This wasn’t the first time, and certainly not the last, that Bernstein took a great deal of heat for what was seen as his attempt to be groovy. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘Mass: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers’ Review: Timeless Bernstein," 18 July 2018 Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Price: $1,060,000 Set high on a hill with gorgeous vistas all around, this four-bedroom, three-bath home in Salt Lake City is a groovy time capsule waiting for a new owner. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Groovy ’70s time capsule with views galore asks $1M," 1 Oct. 2018 Their second Korean single of the year, and their fourth overall due to two Japanese releases, the nonet’s latest is a summery EDM and groovy pop track that bounces around over a beat of thumping bass, bright horns, and blaring synths. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "TWICE Get Ready to 'Dance the Night Away' in Tropical New Video: Watch," 9 July 2018 The album itself has a songwriter-y feel with elements of indie folk, some groovier sounds and music reminiscent of David’s earlier solo work. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Anthony Hamilton, Snarky Puppy and More Rock the Playboy Jazz Festival," 10 June 2018 Or, for an even groovier option, a tie-dye bucket hat complete with an under-the-chin drawstring will take any two-piece to the next level. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Why Bucket Hats and Bikinis Are Summer’s Best Combination," 6 July 2018 Sat in front of an upright piano donning a characteristically casual jeans and sweatshirt combo, Rex performed the uplifting, groovy tune with an impressive level of ease. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Rex Orange County Makes TV Debut With 'Loving Is Easy' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch," 17 Apr. 2018 For now the scene continues to revolve around a handful of groovy spots run by a tight clan of longtime insiders. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Alan Faena Creates La Vie Bohème in José Ignacio, Uruguay," 18 June 2018 Downtown Brown and the Amino Acids The exuberant metal rock of Downtown Brown meets the groovy surf-punk performance art of the Amino Acids on Friday. Jeff Milo, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit music: Downtown Brown, Amino Acids, AM People, free JR JR show," 14 June 2018

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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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groovy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of groovy

informal + old-fashioned : very good and enjoyable

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