Definition of chunky in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌŋki

adjective (chunkier, chunkiest)

1Bulky and thick: a chunky bracelet
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  • The bracelet was chunky, a silver concoction of thick ropes linked together.
  • I would like a plain, chunky, black plastic bracelet to wear this autumn.
  • Forget the gold charm bracelet and chunky gold necklaces, big does not have to be brash!
1.1(Of a person) short and sturdy: a squat, chunky man whose face was stitched by tiny red veins
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  • The guardsman - a shorter, chunky fellow - rose with ill grace and stumped over to the water pump.
  • She saw a short, chunky girl standing at the edge of Andy's yard.
  • He was a short, square, chunky man, with a round face, not handsome, but compact with energy.
stocky, sturdy, thickset, sturdily built, heavily built, well built, burly, bulky, brawny, solid, bull-necked, heavy, hefty, beefy, meaty;
Australian/New Zealand nuggety
British informal fubsy
technical mesomorphic, pyknic
2(Of food) containing chunks or thick pieces of something: a chunky soup
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  • The salsa is different every single time, from scrambled tomato soup to super-spicy chunky tomato marmalade.
  • I love chunky seafood soup, which was also on offer for €5.50, but in the end, I chose Nimmo's warm salad with port dressing for €9.80.
  • The main course has delights such as chicken puttanesca - chicken dices cooked with bacon, olive, tomato, and bell pepper in a chunky tomato sauce, served with steamed rice.



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  • The starters were poor, though, a thinnish seafood broth with chunks of tinned tomato expiring at the bottom and a ham hough terrine that, while chunkily rustic, contained too much gristle for comfort.
  • She is chunkily put together - the great thing about female soloists is that you can see their arms when they play - and this was a muscular performance.
  • Miranda was five foot ten and chunkily built; not fat, but not exactly light either.


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  • It's hard to get over the sheer weight, chunkiness and lack of flexibility of these shoes.
  • Judging by the increased chunkiness of his jaw, I think he's getting fatter.
  • The chopped (not puréed) ingredients will give the salsa its chunkiness.

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