\ 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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This seven-member group will deliver a high-energy performance with their groovy horn, percussion and bass melodies. Author: Lauren Ellenbecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmonfest time: Headliners Jason Mraz, Ani DiFranco and Wookiefoot kick off annual music festival in Ninilchik," 1 Aug. 2019 Gigi Hadid opted for groovy tie-dye, while Selena Gomez pulled off a more unexpected ensemble for her surprise stage performance. Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Coachella Style Is All About Cult Accessories," 15 Apr. 2019 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,, "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., "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of groovy

informal + old-fashioned : very good and enjoyable

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