Heavy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈhevi|  American pronunciation of the word heavy
Brit.  |ˈhɛvi|  British pronunciation of the word heavy


- an actor who plays villainous roles
- a serious (or tragic) role in a play
- usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it (syn: fleshy, overweight)
- (used of soil) compact and fine-grained (syn: clayey, cloggy)
- darkened by clouds (syn: lowering, sullen, threatening)
- (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain
- permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter (syn: dense, impenetrable)
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- slowly as if burdened by much weight (syn: heavily)


“Is that box too heavy for you to lift?” “No, it's not very heavy.”

The truck was carrying a heavy load.

The man was six feet tall with a heavy build.

Turnout for the election is expected to be heavy.

We got caught in heavy traffic.

Heavy rains caused flooding in the area.

She was wearing sunglasses and heavy makeup.

The storm caused heavy damage to the building.

The company is facing heavy losses this quarter.

The smoke hung heavy in the air.

He played the heavy in film after film.

The conference will be attended by several media heavies.

They have become one of the industry heavies.

The boy is so heavy he needs extra-large shirts.

She brought in a tray heavy with elegant sandwiches, scones and cakes.

Word forms

singular: heavy
plural: heavies
comparative: heavier
superlative: heaviest
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