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growly

[grou-lee]
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adjective, growl·i·er, growl·i·est.
  1. resembling a growl in pitch and harshness: This cold has made my voice growly.
  2. irritable; grouchy.

Origin of growly

First recorded in 1915–20; growl + -y1
Related formsgrowl·i·ness, noun
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  • Val, uttering a growly sound, followed her towards the house.

  • His coolness in the circumstances was evinced by the remarks muttered to himself in a growly tone as the bull approached.

    The Fugitives

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • They were surly, growly, ill-tempered birds, and were apt to make themselves very disagreeable if one met them after dark.

    The Joyous Story of Toto

    Laura E. Richards

  • "Now just don't you overdo this Lord-of-Creation business, Mr. Man," says a deep, growly voice.

  • Perhaps it is high pitched and squeaky; or, on the other hand, a "growly" bass suggestive of ill-nature.

    Certain Success

    Norval A. Hawkins