- resembling a growl in pitch and harshness: This cold has made my voice growly.
- irritable; grouchy.
Origin of growly
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Examples from the Web for growly
Here comes Tyson's team, a dozen bodyguards, growly and hard, in black leather hats that say KICK ASS.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
Val, uttering a growly sound, followed her towards the house.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
His coolness in the circumstances was evinced by the remarks muttered to himself in a growly tone as the bull approached.The Fugitives
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.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust
Perhaps it is high pitched and squeaky; or, on the other hand, a "growly" bass suggestive of ill-nature.Certain Success
Norval A. Hawkins