Definition of gory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɔːri/

adjective (gorier, goriest)

1Involving or showing violence and bloodshed: a gory horror film
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  • These days, to impress anyone at all, a heist film requires either heaps of brutal, gory violence or a really clever plot.
  • Moore, however, has not filled this film with scenes of gory violence.
  • There's not more than a couple of really gory and violent moments that, of course, Brian does very well.
1.1Covered in blood.
Example sentences
  • I have this big fear of being all rank and sweaty in that hospital bed, all gory and blooded up down below like some kind of murder scene.
  • People think that nursing isn't for the faint of heart because of the blood and other gory things.
  • Each of the wounds were gory holes of half-clotted blood, tufts of fur, and the white substance of fat.


the gory details

humorous The explicit details of something: she told him the gory details of her past
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  • He has no impressions to share, which makes an Israeli journalist like me feel immediately at a loss - if the shopkeepers are not going to give you all the gory details plus a political analysis, then who will?
  • However, since the arrival of the weekend has brought with it a bout of illness - feverish and throwing up, if you want the gory details - I'm guessing that this might be having an effect on my musical appreciation.
  • Anway, I won't go into the gory details, but lets just say I didn't get much sleep, and I think I might have eaten something not so good.



Example sentences
  • For much of the past 200 years, this former British penal colony has been a dumping ground for a nation's bad conscience about itself, and known gorily as a ‘hell on earth’.
  • The screams of tormented toddlers rang out yesterday, as she droned gorily to a close.
  • His ‘punk opera,’ on the other hand, is based on a real-life near-death experience brought about by a perineal abscess, and crammed with a surfeit of gorily realistic details.


Example sentences
  • This 60-year-old B-grade horror classic harks back to an era when the power to scare came by implication rather than gruesome goriness.
  • By Golly if the dead were rising from their graves and walking into town in all their goriness it would have been all around the Middle East by teatime.
  • While some simply can't stomach this, others positively revel in the goriness of it all.

Words that rhyme with gory

cacciatore, Corey, dory, Florey, flory, furore, glory, hoary, hunky-dory, lory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, saury, storey, story, Tory, vainglory

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