gravelly

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gravelli; equivalent to gravel +‎ -y.[1]

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gravelly (comparative more gravelly, superlative most gravelly)

  1. Full of, or covered with gravel or pebbles.
    • 1652, Thomas Hill, The Gardeners Labyrinth, or, A New Art of Gardning, 19:
      The dung which men make ... is not to be used, unless the ground be a barren, gravelly, or very loose land, lacking strength in it
  2. (of a voice) Unpleasantly harsh or rasping.

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  1. ^ gravelly, adj.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1900.