Translation of gruff in Spanish:

gruff

Pronunciation: /grʌf/

adj (-er, -est)

  • [voice] áspero, bronco; [manner/reply] brusco
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    • He suddenly felt a rough rope around his neck and a gruff voice said to him, ‘Let go of the globe.’
    • Dave has a big, deep, booming gruff voice - that sounds like he gargles with gravel every single morning.
    • He'd been traveling all day and was looking for a good place to make camp when he heard the gruff voices laughing and talking loudly.
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    • I responded nay, three times nay, though my manner had become rather gruff, and I was curt with them.
    • It is his kind, if rather terse and gruff manner that has turned his shop into an excellent meeting place for people and ideas.
    • His gruff manner always belied a kindness in him that all his close friends knew he had.

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