overcome with great fear; terrified.
Other definitions for funky (2 of 2)
Jazz. having an earthy, blues-based quality or character.
having an offensive smell; evil-smelling; foul.
- funk·i·ly, adverb
- funk·i·ness, noun
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How to use funky in a sentence
In the app, people use a smartphone camera to scan the codes — which are funky, colorfully patterned squares — to hear the information stored within them.The Next Great Transit Hack: An App for Blind Subway Riders | Carly Stern | November 25, 2020 | Ozy
Some outdoorsy types have even made them look pleasantly funky with a pair of shorts.Why Blundstones Are a Great Gift for Anyone This Year | Jakob Schiller | November 10, 2020 | Outside Online
The funky disco beats of “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, for example, sounded slightly louder from the Echo than the Nest speaker.
Using the Nest Audio, I found that the funky bass lines of “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees came through clearly, without sounding muffled.Here’s what Google’s new Nest Audio speakers are like | jonathanvanian2015 | October 5, 2020 | Fortune
Open Instagram and you’ll see pages dedicated to the funkiest of nail styles.
But damn, the music is catchy—a neo-soul aural assault of horns, electro swirls, yelps, funky basslines, and harmonized vocals.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More | Marlow Stern | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the occasion is even more special when you can cheers with some funky flutes.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Carrie Bradshaw in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is now a funky waterside café set up between the pillars for an alternative fashion getaway.
Marky Mark (you know, from Marky Mark and the funky Bunch), was the recipient of the Generation Award.
A black dude in the grandstand behind Seiler began a funky dance in the aisle, wildly thrashing about in a cream-colored suit.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons | Paul Hemphill | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each knew the other wasn't going to be the first to admit that he was funky.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
Even Tiny catches on after a while, because I see him put down that funky old pistol I gave him that he's been loving up.The Day of the Boomer Dukes | Frederik Pohl
Do you know, Cicely, I've always had a funky feeling that if I ever proposed my glass eye would drop out!Simon | J. Storer Clouston
There was such a thing as funk; but there was nothing to make that fellow funky in any special way.Victory | Joseph Conrad
Some of our beaters were funky, I believe, and gave the bear a wide berth I feel sure, otherwise we must have had better sport.Round About the Carpathians | Andrew F. Crosse
British Dictionary definitions for funky (1 of 2)
(of music) passionate, soulful; of or pertaining to funk
stylish and exciting; cool: funky jeans
British Dictionary definitions for funky (2 of 2)
slang, mainly US evil-smelling; foul
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