in gory detail

Definition of in gory detail

informal
:by including the small facts or pieces of information that are unpleasant or interesting in a shocking way
  • The murder was described in gory detail.

Word by Word Definitions

gory play
  1. : covered with gore : bloodstained

  2. : bloodcurdling, sensational

detail play
  1. : extended treatment of or attention to particular items

  2. : a part of a whole: such as

  3. : a small and subordinate part : particular

  1. : to report minutely and distinctly : to report with close attention to small elements : specify

  2. : to assign to a particular task

  3. : to furnish with the smaller elements of design and finish


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