Definition of gravelly in English:

gravelly

Line breaks: grav|el¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈgrav(ə)li
 
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adjective

  • 1Resembling, containing, or consisting of gravel: a dry gravelly soil
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    • Much of this carpet of herbs is on shallow gravelly and stony soils, too poor for buffel, or under mulga trees.
    • Non-cohesive soils include silty, sandy, and gravelly soils in which there is no cohesion except that derived from any minor amount of clay matrix or from water tension between particles.
    • If the pond is located in sandy or gravelly soils or near fractured bedrock, seal the pond with an approved plastic liner or at least 6 inches of compact clay.
    Synonyms
    shingly, pebbly, gritty, containing gravel
  • 2(Of a voice) deep and rough-sounding.
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    • We will miss his deep, gravelly voice that told of his Suffolk origin as soon as he spoke to you.
    • I always wait to read them until Jon gets home, and then I usually read it aloud in a deep, low, gravelly voice with a twinge of a Southern accent, since he's in Texas.
    • Stanley was very tall and though a very sweet man, he had a deep, gravelly voice that often got him jobs on cartoon shows as dastardly villains.
    Synonyms
    husky, gruff, throaty, deep, croaking, raspy, rasping, grating, harsh, low, rough, rough-sounding, thick, guttural

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