Her mother offered a pebble-voiced welcome.

ktm

Senior Member
Can anyone help to understant the meaning of "pebble-voiced" in the context as follows:
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When the shop bell tinkled a few moments later, her mother offered a pebble-voiced welcome.
 
  • timpeac

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    English (England)
    I haven't heard "pebble-voiced" but it makes me think immediately of "gravel-voiced", which is a kind of set-phrase describing the husky voice that some may find sexy but probably indicates early signs of throat cancer.
     
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