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If anything I consider myself non-violent, I'm from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy.
Rick James

Meaning of "groovy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GROOVY

groovy  [ˈɡruːvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROOVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Groovy is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GROOVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Groovy

Groovy is a slang colloquialism popular during the 1960s and 1970s. It is roughly synonymous with words such as "cool," "excellent," "fashionable," or "amazing," depending on context. The word originated in the jazz culture of the 1920s, in which it referred to the "groove" of a piece of music, plus the response felt by its listeners. It can also reference the physical groove of a record in which the pick-up needle runs. Recorded use of the word in its slang context has been found dating back to September 30, 1941, on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show, when band leader Billy Mills used it to describe his summer vacation, and the 1942 film Miss Annie Rooney features a teenage Shirley Temple using the term as she impresses Dickie Moore with her jitterbug moves and knowledge of jive. In the 1945 film A Thousand and One Nights, Phil Silvers uses the term to describe an ostentatiously bejeweled turban. It has been found in print as early as 1946, in Really the Blues, the autobiography of jazz saxophonist Mezz Mezzrow.

Definition of groovy in the English dictionary

The definition of groovy in the dictionary is attractive, fashionable, or exciting.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GROOVY


ave
ˈɑːvɪ
carvy
ˈkɑːvɪ
cavo-relievi
ˌkɑːvəʊrɪˈliːvɪ
curvy
ˈkɜːvɪ
Donleavy
dɒnˈliːvɪ
Garvey
ˈɡɑːvɪ
garvie
ˈɡɑːvɪ
Harvey
ˈhɑːvɪ
jarvey
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
jarvie
ˈdʒɑːvɪ
Mohave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
Mojave
məʊˈhɑːvɪ
movie
ˈmuːvɪ
nervy
ˈnɜːvɪ
peavey
ˈpiːvɪ
peavy
ˈpiːvɪ
pervy
ˈpɜːvɪ
poovy
ˈpuːvɪ
scurvy
ˈskɜːvɪ
topsy-turvy
ˈtɒpsɪˈtɜːvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROOVY

groof
grooly
groom
groomed
groomer
grooming
groomsman
groomsmen
groove
grooved
grooveless
groovelike
groover
groovier
grooviest
grooving saw
grope
groper
gropingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROOVY

anchovy
bevy
chevy
Davy
divvy
envy
gravy
heavy
ivy
levy
Muscovy
navvy
navy
poison ivy
privy
Royal Navy
savvy
superheavy
the navy
wavy

Synonyms and antonyms of groovy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GROOVY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «groovy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of groovy

Translation of «groovy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROOVY

Find out the translation of groovy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of groovy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «groovy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

常规
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

maravilloso
570 millions of speakers

English

groovy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Groovy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رائع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заводной
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Groovy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাঁজকাটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

groovy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengasyikkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

toll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グルービー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그루비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Groovy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

groovy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

க்ரூவி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Groovy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

harika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Groovy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ekscytujące
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заводний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

groovy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

groovy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groovy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

groovy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

groovy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of groovy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROOVY»

The term «groovy» is very widely used and occupies the 21.321 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROOVY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about groovy

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10 QUOTES WITH «GROOVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word groovy.
1
Elvis Costello
There was not a lot of rock n' roll in the house. Our parents didn't think it was very groovy, and I tend to agree with them. If you grew up with Charlie Parker, Bill Haley wasn't very hip.
2
Dan Fogelberg
MTV didn't call. I guess I wasn't hip and groovy enough.
3
Jessica Hagedorn
I don't believe in sampling some Tibetan music just to make it sound groovy, but you do your homework, you understand what you're doing with it.
4
Rick James
If anything I consider myself non-violent, I'm from the hippy era, peace, love, groovy.
5
Bruce Johnston
I really dig the scene that's happening now, I really do, because there might be a lot of bad things going on, but if out of all of those bad things ten per cent of the groovy part of it stays, wow... you can't beat that.
6
Ross Lovegrove
Often when I meet people and say I'm a designer, they say, 'Oh, a fashion designer.' Which is not a bad thing I suppose, a bit groovy.
7
Baz Luhrmann
In the '80s, everyone wanted to be in opera. It was groovy.
8
Rik Mayall
I ought to be groovy and be able to say the enemy is this and the enemy is that... but I've never been very good at... I don't want to have to answer questions I don't know the answer to properly. I have an opinion.
9
Otis Redding
I love England from head to toe. I love the weather, the people. I was there in the summer and it was nice. The people are so groovy.
10
George Thorogood
This music has been around since before the beard on Moses. I happed to do it very well and I happen to have a lot of groovy songs that I know people are going to dig. I know more about it than you do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROOVY»

Discover the use of groovy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to groovy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Groovy in Action
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Dierk Konig, Guillaume Laforge, Paul King, 2013
2
Groovy Programming: An Introduction for Java Developers
This book introduces all the major aspects of Groovy development and emphasizes Groovy's potential as a learning tool. Case studies and exercises are included, along with numerous programming examples.
Kenneth Barclay, John Savage, 2010
3
Beginning Groovy and Grails: From Novice to Professional
Discover an alternative client in Groovy as well. Who this book is for Java and web developers looking to learn and embrace the power and flexibility offered by the Grails framework and Groovy scripting language.
Jim Shingler, Joseph Faisal Nusairat, Christopher M. Judd, 2008
4
Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages
Extend and enhance your Java applications with Domain Specific Languages in Groovy.
Fergal Dearle, 2010
5
Beginning Groovy, Grails and Griffon
Who this book is for Java and web developers looking to learn and embrace the power and flexibility offered by the more agile, lightweight Groovy scripting language and its Grails and Griffon frameworks.
Christopher M. Judd, Joseph Faisal Nusairat, Jim Shingler, 2012
6
Programming Groovy 2: Dynamic Productivity for the Java ...
The book also covers Groovy's new static compilation feature. Whether you're learning the basics of the language or interested in getting proficient with the new features, Programming Groovy 2 has you covered.
Venkat Subramaniam, 2013
7
Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java
This guide is for the busy Java professional who needs quick solutions to everyday problems.
Scott Davis, Daniel Howard Steinberg, 2008
8
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons (Read Aloud)
Pete the Cat loves his four groovy buttons... but can he keep singing without them? Pete the Cat is back in another rock’n’roll story about staying positive no matter what life throws at you.
Eric Litwin, James Dean, 2014
9
Groovy
This is a collection of poetry that has been written over a long period of time.The title for this book and poem "Groovy wasinspired from the nineteen-sixties, living in Los Angeles when love was in the air.It is a variety collection of ...
Erich J. Goller, 2008
10
Groovy Gems
"Groovy Gems" introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems.
Christine Petersen, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROOVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term groovy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BWW Reviews: FEELIN' GROOVY is a Trip Through Time!
The main concept of FEELIN' GROOVY is the core company of The Music Box are paying tribute to the man that runs their high end concession ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
2
Groovy fun planned for Tie Dye Festival
Community Arts Center's annual Tie-Dye Music Festival is set for Saturday, July 18 from 2 – 7 p.m. on the side lawn of the CAC, 414 Plush Mill ... «Delco News Network, Jul 15»
3
The Ash vs Evil Dead Trailer is Groovy, Baby
Thirty-five years ago, a young aspiring filmmaker named Sam Raimi and his ragtag team of friends, including the Joel half of the Coen brothers, ... «Vulture, Jul 15»
4
Groovy grannies! Heaven can wait for Japan's geriatric pop queens
They joke about knocking on heaven's door, but a Japanese 'girl band' with an average age of 84 have struck a blow for grannies everywhere ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
5
Stray From The Path keep things groovy with new song
Stray From The Path have teased their upcoming album with the release of their new brand song, 'Badge & A Bullet Part II'. The “sequel” to their ... «Kill Your Stereo, Jul 15»
6
REVIEW: Horrible Histories - Groovy Greeks
Groovy Greeks is one of two Horrible Histories being played out at the Grand this week - wrapping up educational stories in a shiny package of ... «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
7
Groovy: Microsoft evolves music, movie and TV streaming lineup
Xbox Music is gone, replaced by Groove, as is Xbox Video, replaced by Movies & TV, as Microsoft seeks to ensure Windows 10's entertainment ... «iTWire, Jul 15»
8
Groovy New Images From ASH VS EVIL DEAD Released
With a Comic a Con only days away, Starz has released a few more images from the upcoming show Ash vs Evil Dead. The ten-episode first ... «Nuke The Fridge, Jul 15»
9
Yvette Cooper's groovy dancing is vote winner in Labour leadership …
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has won the support of a leading figure within the party because she is "smashing on the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
12 Books To Bring Out Your Super-Groovy Inner Flower Child This …
And once you read a few of these titles, all you'll need are some slick threads, a flower crown or two, and some groovy tunes, before you'll be ... «Bustle, Jul 15»

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