There are 2 definitions of husky in English:


Syllabification: husk·y
Pronunciation: /ˈhəskē

adjective (huskier, huskiest)

  • 3Like or consisting of a husk or husks.



Pronunciation: /ˈhəskəlē/
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  • ‘I don't think I can watch this,’ he muttered huskily.
  • ‘I was just about to mention it,’ he said huskily.
  • ‘Hello boss,’ a voice whispered huskily into her ear.


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  • ‘I was hoping it was you,’ she whispered with a huskiness Jesse recognised instantly.
  • There was something familiar in the huskiness of his tone that she couldn't quite place.
  • Her voice was quick and anxious, not her usual slight huskiness.

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There are 2 definitions of husky in English:


Syllabification: husk·y
Pronunciation: /
(also huskie)

noun (plural huskies)

  • A powerful dog of a breed with a thick double coat that is typically gray, used in the Arctic for pulling sleds.
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    • Similarly, a trip to where the huskies are bred and trained to pull sleighs takes you right to the heart of what the traditional lifestyle is like.
    • It is being marketed particularly to owners of the most naturally active breeds such as greyhounds and huskies, which can be worst affected by inactivity.
    • He'd been working and breeding Alaskan huskies for five years.


mid 19th century (originally denoting the Eskimo language or an Eskimo): abbreviation of obsolete Ehuskemay or Newfoundland dialect Huskemaw 'Eskimo', probably from Montagnais (see Eskimo). The term replaced the 18th-century term Eskimo dog.

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