Gravelly is used with these nouns: ↑tone, ↑voice

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  • Gravelly — Grav el*ly, a. Abounding with gravel; consisting of gravel; as, a gravelly soil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gravelly — [grav′əl ē] adj. 1. full of, like, or consisting of gravel 2. sounding harsh or rasping [a gravelly voice] …   English World dictionary

  • gravelly — late 14c., covered with gravel or sand, from GRAVEL (Cf. gravel) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Of voices, by 1944 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gravelly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) resembling, containing, or consisting of gravel. 2) (of a voice) deep and rough sounding …   English terms dictionary

  • gravelly — [[t]græ̱vəli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A gravelly voice is low and rather rough and harsh. There s a triumphant note in his gravelly voice. 2) ADJ GRADED A gravelly area of land is covered in or full of small stones. Water runs through the… …   English dictionary

  • gravelly — grav|el|ly [ˈgrævəli] adj 1.) a gravelly voice has a low rough sound 2.) covered with or mixed with gravel ▪ gravelly soil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gravelly — adjective 1 a gravelly voice has a low, rough sound 2 covered with or mixed with gravel: gravelly soil …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gravelly — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, containing, or covered with gravel 2. having a rough or grating sound < a gravelly voice > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gravelly — /grav euh lee/, adj. 1. of, like, or abounding in gravel. 2. harsh and grating: a gravelly voice. [1350 1400; ME gravelli. See GRAVEL, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gravelly — grav|el|ly [ grævli ] adjective 1. ) a gravelly voice sounds low and rough 2. ) covered in gravel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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