Huskiness
Huskiness Hus"ki*ness, n. 1. The state of being husky. [1913 Webster]

2. Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • huskiness — Ⅰ. husky [1] ► ADJECTIVE (huskier, huskiest) 1) sounding low pitched and slightly hoarse. 2) strong; hefty. DERIVATIVES huskily adverb huskiness noun. Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • huskiness — noun see husky II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • huskiness — noun The property of being husky …   Wiktionary

  • huskiness — husk·i·ness || hÊŒskɪnɪs n. raspiness, throatiness, hoarseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • huskiness — husk·i·ness …   English syllables

  • huskiness — See: husky …   English dictionary

  • huskiness — noun 1. the property of being big and strong • Syn: ↑ruggedness, ↑toughness • Derivationally related forms: ↑rugged (for: ↑ruggedness), ↑husky • Hyp …   Useful english dictionary

  • husky — I. adjective (huskier; est) Date: 1552 resembling, containing, or full of husks II. adjective (huskier; est) Etymology: probably from husk huskiness, from obsolete husk to have a dry cough Date: circa 1722 hoarse with or as if with emotion •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gruffness — noun 1. a throaty harshness • Syn: ↑hoarseness, ↑huskiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑husky (for: ↑huskiness), ↑hoarse (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoarseness — noun a throaty harshness • Syn: ↑gruffness, ↑huskiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑husky (for: ↑huskiness), ↑hoarse, ↑gruff ( …   Useful english dictionary

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