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HUSKY (huskier, huskiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does husky mean? 

HUSKY (noun)
  The noun HUSKY has 1 sense:

1. breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog

  Familiarity information: HUSKY used as a noun is very rare.

HUSKY (adjective)
  The adjective HUSKY has 2 senses:

1. muscular and heavily built
2. deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

  Familiarity information: HUSKY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HUSKY (noun)

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Breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


Eskimo dog; husky

Hypernyms ("husky" is a kind of...):

working dog (any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs)

HUSKY (adjective)

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Muscular and heavily built


husky; burly; buirdly; beefy; strapping

Context examples:

a beefy wrestler / had a tall burly frame / clothing sizes for husky boys / a strapping boy of eighteen / 'buirdly' is a Scottish term


robust (physically strong)

Domain region:

Scotland (one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts)

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Deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion


hoarse; gruff; husky

Context examples:

gruff voices / the dog's gruff barking / hoarse cries / makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky


cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)

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