growly

adjective
\ ˈgrau̇-lē How to pronounce growly (audio) \
growlier; growliest

Definition of growly

: resembling a growl a growly voice

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Other Words from growly

growliness noun

Examples of growly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web West’s music was sludgy and rough-edged, with growly vocals and squealing guitar solos. al, "Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ rock guitarist, dead at 75," 24 Dec. 2020 West’s music was sludgy and rough-edged, with growly vocals and squealing guitar solos. al, "Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ rock guitarist, dead at 75," 24 Dec. 2020 West’s music was sludgy and rough-edged, with growly vocals and squealing guitar solos. Los Angeles Times, "Leslie West, rock guitarist best known for enduring ‘Mississippi Queen’ riff, dies at 75," 23 Dec. 2020 With her tentacle-y black and purple gown and her huge, growly voice, Ferrer made a deliciously comic villain. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Review: From screen to stage, ‘Little Mermaid’ expands on a beloved tale," 23 Oct. 2019 Even the scare scenes — the ones where evil monsters track down basement stairs, make chittering growly noises, and crash into things — have this faint, but distracting score. Simon Abrams, The Hollywood Reporter, "Did 'A Quiet Place' Take Enough Risks?," 16 Apr. 2018 Once the party scene faded away and Bruce got closer to death in the real world, Bruce saw a hallucination of the adult version of Batman, cape, cowl, growly voice and all. Sydney Bucksbaum, The Hollywood Reporter, "DC TV Watch: Cress Williams Breaks Down All Those 'Black Lightning' Deaths," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of growly

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of growly was in 1843

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22 Jan 2021

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“Growly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growly. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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