adjective, growl·i·er, growl·i·est.
Related formsgrowl·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for growly
Val, uttering a growly sound, followed her towards the house.The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
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.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust|Hallam Hawksworth
Perhaps it is high pitched and squeaky; or, on the other hand, a "growly" bass suggestive of ill-nature.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins