gravelly gravelly  /ˈɡræ və li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) abounding in small stones
  2. (adj) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

Usage(s):

  1. He has a full, bluesy, gravelly baritone.
  2. Directed by Robert De Niro, Shepherd has an all-star cast of gravelly-voiced, suspicious-looking men: Alec Baldwin, Joe Pesci, William Hurt, John Turturro, and De Niro himself.
  3. That may be a dream too far, but many in the audience will have acknowledged that the bearded, gravelly voiced President has been a revelation.

News

  1. Adams channels Joplin voice

    Actress Amy Adams has been shrieking and screaming in a bid to break her voice so she can accurately recreate Janis Joplin's gravelly vocals in an upcoming biopic.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Celtics Paul Pierce Decision Will Determine Fate of Doc Rivers And Kevin Garnett

    Ever since he started pacing the sidelines of the Boston Garden, Doc Rivers has never hesitated to make his gravelly voice heard. He both yells at and praises players, and his speeches during timeouts are nothing if not passionate.  Yet since the Boston Celtics were eliminated, Rivers has been strangely quiet, refusing to comment on his own future with the team. The following comes from the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "When Clint would talk in that kind of wonderfully gravelly voice of his, all the noise on the set would just diminish," Pepper said. "People would just listen to hear the next move because they knew they would be left in the dust if they...
    on Oct 17, 2006 By: Barry Pepper Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Describing Cohen as a wonderful chap, Charles said: "He's remarkable. The orchestration is fantastic and the words, the lyrics and everything. He is a remarkable man and he has this incredibly laid-back, gravelly voice."
    on May 19, 2006 By: Prince Charles Source: Washington Post

  3. "This is the first time this year we've faced the heat factor," Petes coach Dick Todd said. "With a player with the skill of Radulov, he was amazing out there and I think his shooting was probably affected by the gravelly ice."
    on May 19, 2006 By: Dick Todd Source: Brooks Bulletin

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