gravelly

[ grav-uh-lee ]
/ ˈgræv ə li /

adjective

of, like, or abounding in gravel.
harsh and grating: a gravelly voice.

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Origin of gravelly

First recorded in 1350–1400, gravelly is from the Middle English word gravelli.See gravel, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM gravelly

un·grav·el·ly, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gravelly

gravely, gravelly
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British Dictionary definitions for gravelly

gravelly
/ (ˈɡrævəlɪ) /

adjective

consisting of or abounding in gravel
of or like gravel
(esp of a voice) harsh and grating
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