Broody - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbruːdi|  American pronunciation of the word broody
Brit.  |ˈbruːdi|  British pronunciation of the word broody

noun

- a domestic hen ready to brood (syn: sitter)

adjective

- physiologically ready to incubate eggs
- deeply or seriously thoughtful (syn: brooding, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative)

Examples

I get broody when I see baby clothes.

Damian's been broody lately.

a movie with a dark and broody atmosphere

Word forms

adjective
comparative: broodier
superlative: broodiest
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