blocky

[ blok-ee ]
/ ˈblɒk i /

adjective, block·i·er, block·i·est.

heavily built; solid; stocky.
marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph.

Nearby words

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  2. blocking capacitor,
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  9. bloggerati,
  10. blogosphere

Origin of blocky

First recorded in 1870–75; block + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for blocky

blocky

adjective

like a block, esp in shape and solidity
Derived Formsblockiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for blocky

blocky

adj.

1879, from block (n.) + -y (2). Related: Blockily; blockiness.

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