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husky

  
  ( huskier    comparative)   ( huskiest    superlative)   ( huskies    plural  )
1       adj   If someone's voice is husky, it is low and rather rough, often in an attractive way.  
His voice was husky with grief., ...Dietrich's deep, husky voice.     
  huskily      adv   ADV after v  
`Ready?' I asked huskily.     
2       adj   If you describe a man as husky, you think that he is tall, strong, and attractive.  
INFORMAL   usu ADJ n  
...a very husky young man, built like a football player.     
3       n-count   A husky is a strong, furry dog, which is used to pull sledges across snow.  
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husky

  
1    croaking, croaky, gruff, guttural, harsh, hoarse, rasping, raucous, rough, throaty  
2      (informal)   beefy     (informal)   brawny, burly, hefty, muscular, powerful, rugged, stocky, strapping, thickset  

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