There are 2 definitions of hooky in English:

hooky1

Syllabification: hook·y
Pronunciation: /ˈho͝okē
 
/
(also hookey)

noun

(in phrase play hooky) • informal
  • Stay away from school or work without permission or explanation.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally US): of unknown origin.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of hooky in English:

hooky2

Syllabification: hook·y
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈho͝okē/

adjective

  • (Of a tune or a component of a tune) having immediate appeal and easy to remember: a hooky bass line
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    • They make music that's fun and fresh, adding urban beats and hooky riffs to catchy rhythm lines and choruses that make you want to jump and shout.
    • She's clearly found an appropriate songwriting partner with husband Bill Bell, and has enough hooky songs to counter her abundance of emotional ballads.
    • It's a fabulous record, from the string of catchy tracks that opens the album to the slower six-minute ‘Fountain Song’ and the barrage of hooky tunes composing the latter half of the disc.

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