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Definition of "gravelly" []

  • Of, full of, or covered with rock fragments or pebbles: a gravelly beach. (adjective)
  • Having a harsh rasping sound: a gravelly voice. (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 "gravelly" in a sentence
  • "Like most of Scott's other highlight-accompanying phrases that may or may not refer to home runs - "I'm not a player, I just crush a lot," "And the Lord said you got to ... rise up" (in gravelly voice) - the call has no contextual meaning whatsoever."
  • "Rocks are the original basis of all soils, and according to the degree of fineness to which they have been reduced, through centuries of decomposition by air, moisture and frost, they are known as gravelly, sandy or clayey soils."
  • "The first river which is a branch of this one runs over a gravelly bottom & the soil on its banks is for a short distance gravelly, which is the only place we have seen gravel since we started."