Definition of gusty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəstē/

adjective (gustier, gustiest)

1Characterized by or blowing in gusts: a gusty morning
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  • Accuracy testing was complicated by the heavy trigger pull, substantial recoil and a strong, gusty wind blowing from right to left.
  • Yesterday it was gusty, today it blew all the time.
  • The wind was gusty yesterday, kicking up a lot of dust.
2Having or showing gusto: gusty female vocals
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  • To allow critical comments from listeners and Negus on the ABC this morning was a good gusty move by Catterns.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡəstəlē/
Example sentences
  • Kincade sighed gustily and I jumped to apologize.
  • The mayor presented them with their certificates with the song ‘Stand up for the Champions’ playing gustily in the background.
  • Mehna sighed gustily and said nothing more, but sped up.


Example sentences
  • But if you were feeling more charitable, you would say warmth, gustiness and jagged tunes are on his side.
  • But if there's a significant fault that so often infects such ensembles, including this one, it's a reluctance to engage the music for its gustiness and vigor, while favoring a certain affective politeness.

Words that rhyme with gusty

bustee, busty, crusty, dusty, fusty, lusty, musty, rusty, trusty

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Syllabification: gust·y

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