adj (-er, -est)
- [voice] áspero, bronco; [manner/reply] bruscoMore example sentences
More example sentences
- 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.
- 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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La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.