What does husky mean?

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ˈhʌs kihusky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Eskimo dog, huskyadjective

    breed of heavy-coated Arctic sled dog

  2. beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdlyadjective

    muscular and heavily built

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

  3. gruff, hoarse, huskyadjective

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

    "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Huskyadjective

    Abounding in husks; consisting of husks.

    Etymology: from husk.

    Most have found
    A husky harvest from the grudging ground. John Dryden, Virgil.

    With timely care
    Shave the goat’s shaggy beard, lest thou too late
    In vain should’st seek a strainer, to dispart
    The husky terrene dregs from purer must. Phillips.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Huskynoun

    abounding with husks; consisting of husks

  2. Huskyadjective

    rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice

  3. Etymology: [Prob. for husty; cf. OE. host cough, AS. hwsta; akin to D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. hsti. See Wheeze.]


  1. Husky

    Husky is a studio album by Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet released 2006. It was recorded at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California March 2004. Much of the recording is first takes. Skerik talks about recording the album: "For me, Husky is that rare combination of everything lining up perfectly at the right time. You're lucky if you get one of these in a lifetime. The band had been on the road touring, so we knew the music inside out. We had a day off in Los Angeles, so we went into The Sound Factory, which is a one-of-a-kind studio out there and cut the entire record that day." The album received favorable reviews.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Husky

    husk′i, adj. hoarse, as the voice: rough in sound.—adv. Husk′ily.—n. Husk′iness. [A corr. of husty, from M. E. host (Scot. hoast, host, a cough)—A.S. hwósta, a cough; cf. Ger. husten.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of husky in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of husky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of husky in a Sentence

  1. Charlotte Bronte:

    Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.

  2. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall:

    No, I ’m not satisfied, I don’t think anybody should be, i don’t think Husky’s satisfied -- they better not be.

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