adjective (rockier, rockiest)
- 1Consisting or full of rock or rocks: a rocky crag above the village hillsides of dry, rocky soilMore example sentences
- In his paintings, with their air-spun castles and dense, rocky crags, presented in thick, hazy, heavily impastoed surfaces, the world is remote and ever retreating.
- They are replete with rocky crags, waterfalls, brooding skies and, in one case, a baleful moon straight out of a Caspar David Friedrich painting.
- Scenes set on Gabriel's island are stunning - clear blue skies, nice definition of the rocky crags and crashing waves.
- 2Tending to rock or shake; unsteady.More example sentences
- The landing was fairly smooth, a bit rocky at times, but overall comfortable.
- 3Difficult and full of obstacles or problems: a long, rocky road to pop stardom the marriage seemingly got off to a rocky startMore example sentences
- He steers clear of the build/bid approach, knowing that a contentious relationship between the owner and contractor signals a rocky road.
- It may have had a rocky road in its initial theatrical release, but the DVD format allows viewers to explore its unique world.
- Of course, none of this would matter if the film itself didn't bear the marks of its rocky road to a theater near you so prominently.