gravelly vs shingly what difference

what is difference between gravelly and shingly

English

Alternative forms

  • gravely

Etymology

From Middle English gravelli; equivalent to gravel +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹævəli/

Adjective

gravelly (comparative more gravelly, superlative most gravelly)

  1. Full of, or covered with gravel or pebbles.
    • 1652, Thomas Hill, The Gardeners Labyrinth, or, A New Art of Gardning, 19:
      The dung which men make … is not to be used, unless the ground be a barren, gravelly, or very loose land, lacking strength in it
  2. (of a voice) Unpleasantly harsh or rasping.

Synonyms

  • gravelous

Derived terms

  • Gravelly Hill

Translations

References



English

Etymology

shingle +‎ -y

Adjective

shingly (comparative shinglier, superlative shingliest)

  1. Covered with shingle or small pebbles.

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