There are 2 definitions of grizzly in English:


Syllabification: griz·zly
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrizlē

noun (plural grizzlies)

(also grizzly bear)
An animal of a large race of the brown bear native to North America.
  • Ursus arctos horribilis, family Ursidae
More example sentences
  • The area is home to around 40 grizzlies and an unknown number of smaller black bears.
  • There were wolves about in those days, as well as grizzlies in Montana and Alberta.
  • The polar bear may surpass the Alaskan grizzly in size, with the maximum recorded weighing 726 kg.

adjective (grizzlier, grizzliest)

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Gray or gray-haired.
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  • He looked old and gruff, with a grizzly gray beard and a deeply tanned face.
  • He had a grizzly gray beard, a dirty brown shirt, denim pants and dark black hair that was very untidy.
  • The man stood up, and his graying, grizzly brown hair toppled into his brown eyes as he glared at Colin.


early 19th century: grizzly from grizzle2.

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Line breaks: griz¦zly
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɪzli/

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adjective (grizzlier, grizzliest)

(Of a child) inclined to cry fretfully: a grizzly baby

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