Definition of gravelly in English:

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gravelly

Pronunciation: /ˈɡravəlē/

adjective

1Resembling, containing, or consisting of gravel: a dry gravelly soil
More example sentences
  • 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
pebbly, stony, gritty, shingly
1.1(Of a voice) deep and rough-sounding.
Example sentences
  • 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, croaky, rasping, grating, harsh, rough

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Syllabification: gra·vel·ly

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