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1‘his voice deepened to a husky growl’
throaty, gruff, deep, gravelly, hoarse, coarse, croaking, croaky, rough, rough-sounding, thick, guttural, harsh, rasping, raspy
2‘Paddy looked a husky guy’
strong, muscular, muscly, muscle-bound, brawny, hefty, burly, chunky, strapping, thickset, solid, powerful, heavy, robust, rugged, sturdy, Herculean, big and strong, broad-shouldered, well built, powerfully built, solidly built
informal beefy, hunky, hulking, ripped, shredded
North American informal buff
literary thewy, stark
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