adjective (huskier, huskiest)
- 1(Of a voice or utterance) sounding low-pitched and slightly hoarse: his voice became a husky, erotic whisperMore example sentences
- She speaks in a husky voice that clicks slightly from a dry mouth.
- ‘You go ahead,’ Rex said in an anxious, slightly husky voice.
- The women were all in sequins and diamonds and they smoked cigarettes and had raspy voices and husky laughs.
- 2(Of a person) big and strong: Paddy looked a husky, strong guyMore example sentences
strong, muscular, muscly, muscle-bound, brawny, hefty, burly, chunky, strapping, thickset, solid, powerful, heavy, robust, rugged, sturdy, Herculean, big and strong, broad-shouldered, well built, powerfully built, solidly builtNorth American • informal buff• dated stalwart• literary thewy, stark
- He was a few inches shorter than me and he's husky.
- The husky man looked irritated at being interrupted.
- This is why husky men over 6 feet tall should avoid yoga.
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- ‘I was hoping it was you,’ she whispered with a huskiness Jesse recognised instantly.
- There was something familiar in the huskiness of his tone that she couldn't quite place.
- Her voice was quick and anxious, not her usual slight huskiness.
noun (plural huskies)
- A powerful dog of a breed with a thick double coat which is typically grey, used in the Arctic for pulling sledges.More example sentences
- Similarly, a trip to where the huskies are bred and trained to pull sleighs takes you right to the heart of what the traditional lifestyle is like.
- It is being marketed particularly to owners of the most naturally active breeds such as greyhounds and huskies, which can be worst affected by inactivity.
- He'd been working and breeding Alaskan huskies for five years.
mid 19th century (originally denoting the Eskimo language or an Eskimo): abbreviation of obsolete Ehuskemay or Newfoundland dialect Huskemaw 'Eskimo', probably from Montagnais (see Eskimo). The term replaced the 18th-century term Eskimo dog.