\ 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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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 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 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

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First Known Use of groovy

circa 1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of groovy

informal + old-fashioned : very good and enjoyable

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