EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GRUFF

“Seventeen, an it please your grace,” said Stephen, in the gruff voice of his age.

I could hear the voice of a woman and then the gruff tones of a man.

A gruff voice from the doorway broke harshly in upon a measure.

I want you to tell me why Mr Haredale—oh, how gruff he is again, to be sure!

Bismarck leaned over and in his gruff way asked, “Give me a match!”

"At least let us drive him out of the town," said a third gruff voice.

“Bring it out,” was the gruff response of the disgruntled teamster.

Momma, of course, wasn't here, or she would have been gruff about it.

Something about his gruff, merciless personality had always attracted her.

In a gruff, rude voice, he chided him for his imprudence, and told him to go in.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GRUFF

throaty

adjectivepertaining to the throat
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