[ grou-lee ]

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

Other words from growly

  • growl·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby growly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use growly in a sentence

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

    Certain Success | Norval A. Hawkins