Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being gravelly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being gravelly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being gravelly, or of abounding with gravel.

Etymologies

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gravelly +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Even Bob Dylan, troubadour and cultural commentator par excellence, saw fit to honor the city and its seafood, singing with characteristic gravelliness in 1971: "Well I left Rome, and landed in Brussels/ On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried/ Clergymen in uniform, and young girls pulling mussels."

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