[grav-uh-lee] /ˈgræv ə li/
of, like, or abounding in .
harsh and grating:
a gravelly voice.
consisting of or abounding in gravel
of or like gravel
(esp of a voice) harsh and grating
late 14c., “covered with gravel or sand,” from gravel + -y (2). Of voices, by 1944.
adjective 1. speaking in a rough and rasping tone
[greyv-lee] /ˈgreɪv li/ noun 1. Samuel L(ee), Jr. 1922–2004, U.S. naval officer: first black admiral. adv. 1550s, “solemnly,” from grave (adj.) + -ly (2).
[grey-vuh n] /ˈgreɪ vən/ verb 1. a past participle of 3 . adjective 2. deeply impressed; firmly fixed. 3. carved; sculptured: a graven idol. [greyv] /greɪv/ verb (used with object), graved, graven or graved, graving. 1. to carve, sculpt, or engrave. 2. to impress deeply: graven on the mind. [greyv] /greɪv/ verb (used with object), […]
[greyv; for 4, 6 also grahv] /greɪv; for 4, 6 also grɑv/ adjective, graver, gravest for 1–3, 5. 1. serious or solemn; sober: a grave person; grave thoughts. 2. weighty, momentous, or important: grave responsibilities. 3. threatening a seriously bad outcome or involving serious issues; critical: a grave situation; a grave illness. 4. Grammar. 5. […]