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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 ?
They were camped near the log store, where she, in her friendly way, made advances to a husky dog the size of a full-grown wolf, though not half so large as she.
Good evening, my old friend," said the dry and husky voice, now a little clearer than before.
I need not say that all my endeavours shall be directed to that end," Mr Verloc said, with convinced modulations in his conversational husky tone.
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.
After a while Robin looked around him with tear-dimmed eyes and said, in a husky voice, "Now, I swear that never again will I leave these dear woodlands.
Looks for all the world like a big husky sled-dog," Bill said.
A young husky with a good head like yours can win jobs anywhere.
Her voice had a peculiarly engaging quality; it was deep, a little husky, and one always heard the breath vibrating behind it.
You are to take her to her room," he said in a husky voice.
Denisov, with sparkling eyes and ruffled hair, sat at the clavichord striking chords with his short fingers, his legs thrown back and his eyes rolling as he sang, with his small, husky, but true voice, some verses called "Enchantress," which he had composed, and to which he was trying to fit music:
The corn I grow is always husky, and I call the ears my regiments, because they have so many kernels.
I'd show them who was husky and chesty, who had the vitality and the constitution, the stomach and the head, who could make most of a swine of himself and show it least.