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[blok-ee] /ˈblɒk i/
adjective, blockier, blockiest.
heavily built; solid; stocky.
marked by blocks or patches of unequally distributed light and shade, as in a photograph.
Origin of blocky
1870-75; block + -y1 Unabridged
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  • He makes blocky images, often of cityscapes, often with rollers and acrylic paint.
  • Lichen covered blocky lava rock used for rock walls and landscaping.
  • Feldspar generally appears white-pink and forms angular, blocky crystals with flat surfaces that reflect light.
  • Higher than normal permeability for flocculated clays and clays that have a blocky structure has been discussed.
  • It should currently perform well for blocky structures where the surface mesh will form a valid boundary for an interior hex mesh.
  • blocky andesite lava flows emanate from the base of the cinder cone.
British Dictionary definitions for blocky


like a block, esp in shape and solidity
Derived Forms
blockiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blocky

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

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