|Origin:||Probably from husk 'to have a dry cough' (16-19 centuries) (from the sound).|
|Origin:||Probably from HUSK1; because corn-husks are hard and strong|
a husky voice is deep, quiet, and attractive :
'Come quickly,' she said in a husky whisper.
2 especially American English
a man or boy who is husky is big and strong