Main definitions of choky in English

: choky1choky2

choky1

adjective

  • 1Having or causing difficulty in breathing.

    ‘the whole place was choky with tear gas’
    • ‘His last words were lost on a choky, gasping noise as Honey felt him being ripped out of her arms as he had once before.’
    • ‘It had only started a half hour before we noticed it, but fluffy ash was floating in the air before I finished mowing, and it was choky being outside.’
    • ‘The air was choky with a blended smell derived from dust and worn boot leather and spilt essences of hops and healthy, unwashed, sweaty bodies.’
    1. 1.1 Breathless and overwhelmed with emotion.
      ‘“Nick,” she said, suddenly choky’
      • ‘She reached out to hold him and her voice was choky.’
      • ‘Mom's voice was choky.’
      overwhelmed, emotional, moved, affected, struck, speechless, at a loss for words, shaken, disturbed
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Pronunciation

choky

/ˈtʃoʊki//ˈCHōkē/

Main definitions of choky in English

: choky1choky2

choky2

noun

Pronunciation

choky

/ˈCHōkē//ˈtʃoʊki/