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Definition of "husky" []

  • Hoarse or rough in quality: a voice husky with emotion. (adjective)
  • Resembling a husk. (adjective)
  • Containing husks. (adjective)
  • Strongly built; burly. (adjective)
  • Heavily built: clothing sizes for husky boys. (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.

Use "husky" in a sentence
  • "The first night we showed up we stayed over top of the "Husky Pub" (husky is short for Huskissen, the town)."
  • "Yeoh said she has always resisted voiceovers because of what she described as her "husky, deep voice," which she said was often confused for that of a man."
  • ""I am Mrs. Allan Fleming," she said, with a certain husky defiance."