gravelly


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grav·el·ly

 (grăv′ə-lē)
adj.
1. Of, full of, or covered with rock fragments or pebbles: a gravelly beach.
2. Having a harsh rasping sound: a gravelly voice.

gravelly

(ˈɡrævəlɪ)
adj
1. consisting of or abounding in gravel
2. of or like gravel
3. (esp of a voice) harsh and grating

grav•el•ly

(ˈgræv ə li)

adj.
1. of, like, or abounding in gravel.
2. harsh; raspy: a gravelly voice.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gravelly - abounding in small stones; "landed at a shingly little beach"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
2.gravelly - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

gravelly

adjective husky, rough, harsh, rasping, croaking, hoarse, gruff, throaty, guttural, croaky There was a triumphant note in his gravelly voice.
Translations

gravelly

[ˈgrævəlɪ] ADJ
1. (lit) → con grava, con gravilla
2. [voice] → áspero

gravelly

[ˈgrævəli] adj
[voice] → rauque
[area, soil] → caillouteux/eusegravel pit ngravière f

gravelly

adj
(liter: = stony) shore, drivekiesbedeckt; soilsteinig
(fig) voicetief und rau; (= hoarse)heiser

gravelly

[ˈgrævəlɪ] adj (soil, shore) → ghiaioso/a; (voice) → rauco/a, roco/a
References in classic literature ?
The lane was a very cloistral one, with a ribbon of gravelly road, bordered on each side with a rich margin of turf and a scramble of blackberry bushes, green turf banks and dwarf oak-trees making a rich and plenteous shade.
All I know about the matter is, that one day Marheyo in my presence poured out the last drop from his huge calabash, and I observed at the bottom of the vessel a small quantity of gravelly sediment very much resembling our common sand.
I faced about again, and rushed towards the approaching Martian, rushed right down the gravelly beach and headlong into the water.
These elevated summits consist of rounded cones, between which the soil is bestrewn with erratic blocks of stone and gravelly bowlders.
The rude mountains and rugged ravines softened into beautiful hills, and intervening meadows, with rivulets winding through fresh herbage, and sparkling and murmuring over gravelly beds, the whole forming a verdant and pastoral scene, which derived additional charms from being locked up in the bosom of such a hard-hearted region.
The bottom of the river was gravelly, there was no indication of crocodiles, those menaces to promiscuous bathing in the rivers of certain portions of the dark continent, and so the Abyssinians took advantage of the opportunity to perform long-deferred, and much needed, ablutions.
Then he shoved the boat out into the river, jumping aboard himself as its prow cleared the gravelly beach.
There the sun lighted me to hoe beans, pacing slowly backward and forward over that yellow gravelly upland, between the long green rows, fifteen rods, the one end terminating in a shrub oak copse where I could rest in the shade, the other in a blackberry field where the green berries deepened their tints by the time I had made another bout.
Edwards had preceded him; for the sight of the immense piles of fish, that were slowly rolling over on the gravelly beach, had impelled him also to leave the ladies and join the fishermen.
The long flat beach, with its little irregular houses, wooden and brick, and its litter of capstans, and great boats, and sheds, and bare upright poles with tackle and blocks, and loose gravelly waste places overgrown with grass and weeds, wore as dull an appearance as any place I ever saw.
A single great tree flourished near the center of the gulch, while tufts of wiry grass were scattered here and there among the rocks of the gravelly floor.
I have a lease of this land--and gravelly, poor stuff it is--and I am no ways beholden to Sir John's likings and dislikings.