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husky

adjective uk   /ˈhʌs.ki/ us  

husky adjective (VOICE)

(of a person's voice) low and rough, often in an attractive way, or because of illness: She's got a nice husky voice - very sexy. You sound husky - do you have a cold?

husky adjective (STRONG)

US A husky man or boy is big and strong.

husky

noun [C] uk   /ˈhʌs.ki/ us  
a large dog with long thick fur, used for pulling sledges over the snow
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