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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌŋki
 
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adjective (funkier, funkiest)

informal
1(Of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk: some excellent funky beats
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  • Kahakalau's multicultural, multilingual background is reflected in her music, which ranges from soft Hawaiian rhythms to funky reggae beats.
  • Music will include funky techno, a cappella singers, dance floor jazz, and chilled house.
  • The level loaded and funky techno music filled the room.
1.1Modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way: she likes wearing funky clothes
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  • The clothes are wonderful, a mix of funky, stylish and classic pieces.
  • Jane Bond's Martinis are one of its features and, though pricey at $6.85, are just as stylish, funky and classy as the rest of the restaurant.
  • The aim is to promote a funky, modern image of Chichester, in keeping with the new type of buyer that estate agents have identified.
2North American Strongly musty: cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky
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  • Just don't offer your deadbeat ex a place to crash unless you're ready for a permanent roommate with a funky stale beer scent.
  • I've looked at a variety of liquids, all have some funky combination of smelly smells thrown in.
  • When you step into a room such as this, and you smell mold, mildew, a funky kind of moisture, a heavy smell, you should look around.

Origin

late 18th century (in the sense 'smelling strong or bad'): from funk2.

Derivatives

funkily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Look out for a hot girl, funkily dressed and surrounded by adoring men.
  • He wears the kilt as well but, funkily, it's an all-grey number which he teams with biker's boots.
  • By nature handmade and wobbly, the braids form a field of funkily hand-drawn, multicolored lines.

funkiness

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noun
Example sentences
  • Amos has kept the tracks light and airy, enhancing the always-attractive melodies with carefully layered vocal arrangements and often applying an arresting twist of processed funkiness.
  • From Chile to Mexico, Honduras to Brazil, the area dances to the sound of a Latin beat, giving it a jumped-up energy and sense of style that, especially at night, has a certain funkiness.
  • Percussively, there are hints of funkiness and electronica (especially in the verses) blended into powerful pop choruses.

Words that rhyme with funky

chunky, clunky, flunkey, hunky, junkie, junky, monkey, punky, spunky

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There are 2 main definitions of funky in English:

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funky2

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌŋki
 
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adjective (funkier, funkiest)

British dated , informal
Frightened, panicky, or cowardly: he did not give up to you like a funky traveller to a highwayman

Origin

mid 19th century: from funk1.

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