huskiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n huskiness a throaty harshness
    • n huskiness the property of being big and strong
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green
    • Huskiness Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice.
    • Huskiness The state of being husky.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n huskiness The state of being husky; dryness; roughness; hoarseness, as of the voice when affected by fatigue or emotion.
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Quotations

  • Charlotte Bronte
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    “Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.”

Usage

In literature:

My voice sounded husky to me, and my throat felt parched.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
I needed some husky guy to help me, so I got him.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
He took a step nearer the slight figure on the hearth-rug and dropped his voice to a husky half maudlin whisper.
"The Just and the Unjust" by Vaughan Kester
From time to time he came to the door and called to me in a sort of husky whisper, asking if I was in bed.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
His voice had grown husky since he last spoke.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
Eighty-four husky hoboes take up a lot of room when they are stretched out.
"The Road" by Jack London
Her voice was hoarse, a low-pitched rasp, husky, throaty, and full of brutal, vulgar modulations.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
But you know I haven't been really husky since Buddy came.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Five train dogs, lean, powerful huskies, crouched down upon the snow.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Sallie Carruthers is a great big husky woman, with three children that she is responsible for having had.
"The Tinder-Box" by Maria Thompson Daviess
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In poetry:

O'er ice and snow the huskies go,
Beneath the northern star,
And gather toll, a scanty dole,
To pay the god of war.
"The Orgy Of Thor" by Abner Cosens
Are not, beyond measure and count,
So hard in the snows my ways?
Aren’t gray empty spaces around?
Isn’t husky the ring of the bells?
"The Anguish of a Mirage" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
`I shall roar my stave through the chimney's throat,
When the husky hindmen troll,
And flicker low when to children's note
The graybeard nods his poll:
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
Lo! Boston girls, with corkscrew curls,
And husky westerns, wild and woolly,
And southern climes shall vaunt my rhymes,
And all profess to know me fully.
"The Poet's Metamorphosis" by Eugene Field
Thou Sea, that pickest and cullest the race, in Time, and unitest
Nations!
Suckled by thee, old husky Nurse—embodying thee!
Indomitable, untamed as thee.
"Song For All Seas, All Ships" by Walt Whitman
But their voices sank yet lower, sank to husky tones of fear,
As they spake of present tokens of the powers of evil near;
Of a spectral host, defying stroke of steel and aim of gun;
Never yet was ball to slay them in the mould of mortals run.
"The Garrison of Cape Ann" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Tracy Buttles takes off in his Husky Chaser II.
Siberian huskies wait before a sled dog race in Todtmoos, southern Germany on January 28, 2012.
The excitement of 10 Siberian huskies was quite obvious as they howled, yipped, and leaped because they knew it would soon be time to run.
A husky with a blue and a brown eye looks at the photographer prior to the start of the first sledge dog race of the season on November 3, 2012 in Grossbeeren, eastern Germany.
On a crisp, early fall afternoon, the Chambersburg Trojans traveled into Mifflin County to take on the Husky field hockey squad.
It wasn't pretty, but UW Huskies slop out a win at Cal, 21-13.
Huskies slop way to road win against Cal.
Huskies slop way to road win.
Huskies smarting after loss to Oregon, USC up next.
Hoyas smother Huskies in 58-44 win.
Jackie, a 1-year-old Huskie doodle, is the center of attention in the Smith household.
This weekend, he dropped the Huskies in favor of Wyoming, multiple sources report.
Soft spot for the Huskies.
There will be additional connections to certain Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, Sounders and University of Washington Huskies games.
Huskies Lock Up Home Ice with Spilt .
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In science:

In his husky voice, he would say “In our field the one (a person or a group) who gets the most credit is the one who contributes the last, in the appropriate time frame that is”.
Gupta-Rajpoot Texture 2(4) Zero Mass Matrices
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