Definitions

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  • n. The property of being husky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being husky.
  • n. Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being husky; dryness; roughness; hoarseness, as of the voice when affected by fatigue or emotion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being big and strong
  • n. a throaty harshness

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Examples

  • A French singer with a background in Gypsy and gospel music, Omac's voice recalls the kind popular in traditional Spanish music, one characterized by a huskiness that makes it sounds as if she's spent her life having noisy arguments and noisier orgasms, but containing a powerful, rapid-fire vibrato and capable of trumpet mimicry, an impressive party-trick talent.

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  • There the huskiness was his, the triumphant smile was Marion's.

    Dangerous Days

  • "Not to-night, Shon" (there was a kind of huskiness in the voice of the

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Her vocal quality has a twinge of huskiness and a lot of ping reminding us of Joan Baez's round, rich, feminine, yet stolid sound.

    Sophia Dumaine: Lana Del Rey's Sound Is Both Vulnerable and Feisty

  • McKellen also has the instinctive authority of a man used to being obeyed: he prowls round his living room like a tiger, greets his supplicants with lordly concern, and has the vocal huskiness that seems inseparable from Mafia bosses.

    The Syndicate – review | Michael Billington

  • But always, he thought, he fooled himself with the thought, that his lustiness and huskiness would last, and, after he became High Admiral he could then have his pleasure.

    CHAPTER VI

  • The Ancient Mariner ceased talking because of a huskiness in his throat, and a moisture from his eyes trickled down both cheeks.

    CHAPTER XIII

  • He has closely studied Houston's singing habits for decades and first noticed deterioration and huskiness in the early '90s, when she developed nodules after abusing her voice.

    On tour, Whitney Houston is hitting some sour notes

  • I cleared my throat of a huskiness which prevented speech.

    Chapter 32

  • Just fine, she says, just the smallest huskiness entering her voice, a depth and echo in which her love of sex, along with her skill at it, are the real wonders of which she is speaking—would he care to try?

    GIRL BY THE ROAD AT NIGHT

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