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"husky" in British English

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huskyadjective

uk   us   /ˈhʌs.ki/
  • husky adjective (VOICE)

A ​voice that is husky is ​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.

huskynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhʌs.ki/
(Definition of husky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"husky" in American English

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huskyadjective

 us   /ˈhʌs·ki/
  • husky adjective (VOICE)

(esp. of a person’s ​voice) ​low and ​soundingslightlydamaged: The ​singer had a husky ​voice.
  • husky adjective (STRONG)

(esp. of ​boys or men) ​big and ​strong: Rennett was a husky, broad-shouldered ​kid.

huskynoun [C]

 us   /ˈhʌs·ki/
  • husky noun [C] (DOG)

a ​type of ​dog that is ​strong and ​furry and is used for ​pullingsleds in ​coldregions of the ​world
(Definition of husky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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