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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.
References in classic literature ?
answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying over the Heir of Redclyffe, wrapped up in a comforter on an old three-legged sofa by the sunny window.
Her voice had a peculiarly engaging quality; it was deep, a little husky, and one always heard the breath vibrating behind it.
demanded Cora, in a voice whose husky tones showed how powerfully natural horror struggled with her assumed firmness.
The bartender was a big, husky fellow, with the jaw of a prize fighter, and a three weeks' stubble of hair upon it.
You must give my love to him, and tell him, if I never see him again," she turned away, and stood with her back to them for a moment, and then added, in a husky voice, "tell him to be as good as he can, and try and meet me in the kingdom of heaven.
One of these was that doctor; another one was a sharp- looking gentleman, with a carpet-bag of the old- fashioned kind made out of carpet-stuff, that had just come off of the steamboat and was talking to him in a low voice, and glancing towards the king now and then and nodding their heads -- it was Levi Bell, the lawyer that was gone up to Louisville; and another one was a big rough husky that come along and listened to all the old gentleman said, and was listening to the king now.
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
You are to take her to her room," he said in a husky voice.
Hunger rattled its dry bones among the roasting chestnuts in the turned cylinder; Hunger was shred into atomics in every farthing porringer of husky chips of potato, fried with some reluctant drops of oil.
Joe patted the coverlet on my shoulder with his great good hand, and said, in what I thought a husky voice, "Good night
Red it was," said the butcher, in his good-humoured husky treble-- "and a Durham it was.
You needn't be so husky with a man; there ain't a particle of service in that, and you may lay to it.