Definition of phlegmy in US English:



  • See phlegm

    • ‘He sounded phlegmy on some low notes - not necessarily the lowest, and he seemed to be straining for the high notes.’
    • ‘Callum's had a yucky, phlegmy cough for 4 weeks now.’
    • ‘Geoffrey Rush, playing the villainous, pop-eyed seadog Barbossa in this enjoyable romp, gives it his best shot, a phlegmy gargle of rage.’
    • ‘Rustling papers, shifting chairs, and phlegmy throats soon wove a tapestry of irritating background noise that climaxed with one broken neck and one unhappy man - to the hilarity of all, I might add.’
    • ‘He was feeling a little phlegmy and just wanted to spit.’