Definition of boxy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbäksē/

adjective (boxier, boxiest)

1Squarish in shape: a boxy jacket nondescript highrises, boxy and uniform
More example sentences
  • For men, the messenger bag is still in, but this season it looks more ‘grown up’ in leather, with a boxy shape.
  • The Saab is perhaps the more ‘traditional’ looking of the two with a higher roofline and slightly more boxy shape.
  • Toyota and Honda are placing their bets on highly utilitarian boxy shapes oriented towards outdoor recreation.
1.1(Of a room or space) cramped: the children are too old to share this boxy bedroom
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  • After eating, Jhudora guided Matt to his bedroom, a small boxy room with a closet.
  • Once a boxy room with a tiny adjoining cloakroom, it has been transformed into a contemporary double bedroom with sleeping platform and luxurious en-suite wet room.
  • These rooms are more boxy and spartan, but with a picture window onto the rocks and sea, you're drawn to the external rather than the internal vista.
1.2(Of recorded sound) restricted in tone.
Example sentences
  • The remastering improves the original album's boxy sound; ‘Spring Rain’ finally swaggers instead of plods, as it always should have.
  • My only qualm on this album is the rather boxy sound of this overture, but this is a minor misgiving when compared to the joys on offer.
  • They are a great for apartments but they usually have a boxy sound.

Words that rhyme with boxy

doxy, epoxy, foxy, moxie, poxy, proxy

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Syllabification: box·y

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