Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gory”

See all translations

gory

adjective  /ˈɡɔr·i, ˈɡoʊr·i/ us  
unpleasant or frightening, esp. because covered with blood or showing signs of violence: I’m afraid most operations look pretty gory.
Translations of “gory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 血腥暴力的, 殘暴的, 血淋淋的…
in Russian кровавый, кровопролитный…
in Turkish şiddet ve kan içeren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 血腥暴力的, 残暴的, 血淋淋的…
in Polish krwawy…
(Definition of gory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gory?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “gory” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More