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Definition of "funky" []

  • Frightened; panicky. (adjective)
  • Having a moldy or musty smell: funky cheese; funky cellars. (adjective)
  • Having a strong, offensive, unwashed odor. (adjective)
  • Music Of or relating to music that has an earthy quality reminiscent of the blues. (adjective)
  • Music Combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line. (adjective)
  • (of music) passionate, soulful; of or pertaining to funk (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Authentic; earthy (adjective)
  • Stylish and exciting; cool (adjective)

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Use "funky" in a sentence
  • "MIT is now looking to add more housing to its plans, said Marsh, the real estate executive, as well as what he termed funky retail'' components that would answer the city's and residents' desire to avoid filling the area with chain stores."
  • ""It was what we called a funky place," says pianist and songwriter Dave Frishberg."
  • "We´re not leaving for a while longer and I can´t add Antibbes to my list but I´ll be down the road in funky Marseilles enjoying (in my opinion) some of the best bouillabaisse and Bouride on the planet on the malecón south of the old port at the old style Restaurant Michele - an institution in Marseilles."