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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1879, from block (n.) + -y (2). Related: Blockily; blockiness.


a. Resembling a block in shape.


adj. resembling a block in shape [syn: blockish]

Usage examples of "blocky".

The weapon disappeared in a blur of armored skirts and the blocky, powerful thighs of Clodius Afer, lunging between Vibulenus and death.

He was a powerful-looking figure with hulking shoulders, gangling arms, and a blocky, almost handsome face.

The blocky stucco building was sleazily unassuming, but its customers had included some of the most powerful men and women in the world by their own very private admissions.

Here and there, lava mixing with groundwater caused irruptions of piles of blocky tephra, which have weathered into fantastically tortured shapes, like sculpture gardens based on Dali paintings.

Powerful Tenderness, and the massive, blocky bear body bent and lifted the other as if with the release of spirit, Questioner had suddenly become light.

Vo Astur and Vo Mimbre were fortresses, and they looked like fortresses, blocky and unlovely.

They were each almost full men, and one of them, Arpiar Pogossian, with his blocky, cultivated muscles, was almost as large as Bardo the Just, who was the largest man Danlo had ever known.

His hands were blockier, and his body seemed more tensed, but he was still the same kid.

Kantor was far more muscular, his head perhaps a bit blockier, his neck arched and strong, his hindquarters and chest definitely deeper and with fantastically developed muscles.

From the rest of the lamplit gloom his eyes picked out a pallet on the groundsheet of the tent, hooks on the central pole of the tent for clothing and weapons, a chest with her name and rank stenciled on it in the blockier form of Nantukhtar writing.

Anakin could see them now, the silver dots taking on recognizable shape, transforming into Naboo starfighters, spread out against the blackness, approaching the larger, blockier form of the Federation battleship.

Threepio, reaching down to hand the basin to the older and blockier droid.

The same word, in white letters that got blockier as they stretched to the edge of the screen.

The English line tends to be smaller and stockier than the American line, with blockier heads and gentle, calm dispositions.

It was wider and blockier than the handful Alucius had seen with his grandfather, but its skin was the same sandy tan, if with fewer of the crystallike patches that reflected sunlight.