groovy

adjective
\ 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

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Who’s that youth soccer player in the groovy tie-dye T-shirt clutching an extra-large glass of rosé? Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "How “soccer girl” became the indisputably coolest look," 14 June 2019 So Gabby Gabby is groovy groovy, and Forky is forking great. Christian Holub, EW.com, "All hail Forky: Critics rave about the trash-toy at the center of Toy Story 4," 13 June 2019 Now, with a little help from HGTV and the six remaining members of the cast, those retro rooms have been replicated within the actual home, turning the 1959 Studio City property into a groovy gallery of 1970s Americana. latimes.com, "Today: $300,000 restrooms for the homeless," 10 June 2019 Keep it simple, groovy rhythms, clean, big harmonies, cool melody and with a positive lyrical content. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Local music picks for Phoenix: Flotsam and Jetsam, Wade Cota, Joey DeFrancesco, DaDadoh," 5 June 2019 But now, there’s a new duo throwing their hat into the ring: Paris Jackson and her musician boyfriend Gabriel Glenn whose groovy aesthetic is like no other. Vogue, "Paris Jackson and Her New Boyfriend Are Fashion’s Grooviest New Couple," 23 May 2019 First popularized as clothing in the 1960s and ’70s, terry was worn in the form of polos and leisure suits by groovy suburban teens and their fathers. Steve Garbarino, WSJ, "Polo Shirts Are Boring: Try This Bond-Approved Alternative," 17 May 2019 Despite the desert climate, Kraviz managed to keep her cool, wearing an oxblood leather jacket and a black turtleneck that served as a slick contrast to Abloh’s groovy tie-dye shirt. Vogue, "Inside Coachella’s Buzziest After-Party With the Most Stylish DJ in Techno," 16 Apr. 2019 Maybe in the hints of Mary Quant’s early use of groovy lace tights, tweeds, and kinky leather boots. Sarah Mower, Vogue, "The Top 10 Shows of London Fashion Week Fall 2019," 20 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of groovy

circa 1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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groovy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of groovy

informal + old-fashioned : very good and enjoyable

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