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husk·y 1

 (hŭs′kē)
adj. husk·i·er, husk·i·est
1. Hoarse or rough in quality: a voice husky with emotion.
2.
a. Resembling a husk.
b. Containing husks.

[From husk.]

husk′i·ly adv.

husk·y 2

 (hŭs′kē)
adj. husk·i·er, husk·i·est
1. Strongly built; burly.
2. Heavily built: clothing sizes for husky boys.
n. pl. husk·ies
A husky person.

[Perhaps from husk.]

hus·ky 3

also hus·kie  (hŭs′kē)
n. pl. hus·kies
A dog of any of various compact, thick-coated Arctic breeds developed as sled dogs, especially the Siberian husky.

[Probably from shortening and alteration of Eskimo.]

husky

(ˈhʌskɪ)
adj, huskier or huskiest
1. (of a voice, an utterance, etc) slightly hoarse or rasping
2. of, like, or containing husks
3. informal big, strong, and well-built
[C19: probably from husk, from the toughness of a corn husk]
ˈhuskily adv
ˈhuskiness n

husky

(ˈhʌskɪ)
n, pl huskies
1. (Breeds) a breed of Arctic sled dog with a thick dense coat, pricked ears, and a curled tail
2. (Peoples) slang
a. a member of the Inuit people
b. the Inuit language
[C19: probably based on Eskimo]

husk•y1

(ˈhʌs ki)

adj. husk•i•er, husk•i•est. adj.
1. big and strong; burly; brawny.
2. (of the voice) somewhat hoarse, as when affected with a cold.
3. like, covered with, or full of husks.
n.
4. a size of garments for boys who are heavier than average.
5. a garment in this size.
[1545–55; husk + -y1]
husk′i•ly, adv.
husk′i•ness, n.

husk•y2

(ˈhʌs ki)

n., pl. husk•ies.
a big, brawny person.

husk•y3

(ˈhʌs ki)

n., pl. husk•ies. (sometimes cap.)
[1870–75; by ellipsis from husky dog, husky breed; compare Newfoundland and Labrador dial. Husky a Labrador Inuit, earlier Huskemaw, Uskemaw, ultimately < the same Algonquian source as Eskimo]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.husky - breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled doghusky - breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Adj.1.husky - muscular and heavily builthusky - muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
2.husky - deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

husky

adjective
1. hoarse, rough, harsh, raucous, rasping, croaking, gruff, throaty, guttural, croaky His voice was husky with grief.
2. (Informal) muscular, powerful, strapping, rugged, hefty, burly, stocky, beefy (informal), brawny, thickset a very husky young man, built like a football player

husky 1

adjective
Low and grating in sound:

husky 2

adjective
1. Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
2. Having a large body, especially in girth:
Translations
أجَش، أبَحكَلْب الأسكيمو
chraplavýeskymácký pes
hæsslædehund
eskimóahundur, sleîahundurrámur
aizsmaciseskimosu suns
eskimácky pes
boğukEskimo köpeğikısık

husky

1 [ˈhʌskɪ] ADJ (huskier (compar) (huskiest (superl)))
1. [voice, person] → ronco
2. (= tough) [person] → fornido, fuerte

husky

2 [ˈhʌskɪ] Nperro m esquimal

husky

[ˈhʌski]
adj
[voice] → rauque
(= burly) → costaud(e)
nhusky m

husky

1
adj (+er)
rau, belegt; singer’s voicerauh, rauchig; (= hoarse)heiser; his voice was husky with emotionseine Stimme war heiser vor Erregung
(= sturdy) personstämmig

husky

2
n (= dog)Schlittenhund m

husky

1 [ˈhʌskɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (voice) → roco/a; (tough, person) → ben piantato/a

husky

2 [ˈhʌskɪ] n (-ies (pl)) → husky m inv, cane m eschimese

husky1

(ˈhaski) adjective
(of a voice) rough in sound and difficult to hear. You sound husky – have you a cold?
ˈhuskiness noun
ˈhuskily adverb

husky2

(ˈhaski) plural ˈhuskies noun
a North American dog used for pulling sledges.
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