gruff

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Synonyms for gruff

Synonyms for gruff

low and grating in sound

Synonyms for gruff

brusque and surly and forbidding

deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

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we'll fake-shout in our gruffest Harvey voices and laugh.
Interweaving the past with the present gives the story a rich texture lacking in many modern mysteries, and Bentinck's softly feminine voice has enough range to carry both the most wistful thoughts and the gruffest outbursts without going to any vocal extremes.
Even today, more than one hundred years since the bandoneon arrived on these shores, the sight of a musician walking down the street with the tell-tale rectangular case of a bandoneon sends a thrill through even the gruffest porteno.
CELEBRATING 30 years on the box, David Jason returns tonight as telly's gruffest cop, Jack Frost.
But Danny stopped the band, and in the silence said in his gruffest voice, "'Ere mate - you try it for a bit", and offered his hat to th e astonished patron.