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husk·y1

husky1

 
pronunciation:
huhs ki
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: huskier, huskiest
definition 1: big and strong; muscular.
He'd been a husky man in his youth, but he'd grown weak with age.
synonyms:
beefy, brawny, burly, muscular
antonyms:
puny
similar words:
hefty, lusty, musclebound, rugged, strapping, strong
definition 2: of the voice, somewhat rasping or hoarse.
I have a cold, so my voice is a bit husky this morning.
synonyms:
gruff, hoarse, rasping, throaty
antonyms:
shrill
similar words:
guttural, rough
definition 3: resembling or covered with a husk.
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derivations: huskily (adv.), huskiness (n.)