In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(voice) áspero(voice) bronco(manner/reply) brusco
- Based on his writing style, I imagined him a kind of playful, comedian's voice, when his real voice is quite gruff.
- He sounded gruff and short, though anyone looking at him could tell that he was worried about her.
- His gruff manner always belied a kindness in him that all his close friends knew he had.
- Within seconds my accent and gruff voice had won her over and she asked me how quickly I could get to Surrey.
- A gruff voice came from his left as he reached the mouth of the cave.
- A gruff voice snarled from a dark corner behind them.
- There is something old-fashioned in his manner which may explain why he excels as gruff authority figures and flinty men of the West.
- It is his kind, if rather terse and gruff manner that has turned his shop into an excellent meeting place for people and ideas.
- Suddenly a gruff voice yelled something at her and she knew that her gazing had been noticed and it was time to move on.
- his voice was gruff but there was still a hint of anxiousness in his tone.
- Dave has a big, deep, booming gruff voice - that sounds like he gargles with gravel every single morning.
- A gruff man with a short temper and a big voice, his shortcomings were as obvious as his merits were hidden.
- Erik's smile faded away quickly when three gruff looking men approached him.
- And I met the man playing Baron Von Trapp, the gruff and grumpy Naval officer widower whose heart she melts.
- I responded nay, three times nay, though my manner had become rather gruff, and I was curt with them.
- In the centre a microphone hangs from the ceiling, some 30 yards high, to which the referee clings as his gruff voice hollers out the start of each round.
- He suddenly felt a rough rope around his neck and a gruff voice said to him, ‘Let go of the globe.’
- The alien yelled, using his gruff voice, to his friends, who were standing just out of Leanne's line of sight.
- He has a gruff voice, is thought to be a smoker and often smells of drink.
- He speaks with a gruff voice, is balding and was last seen wearing a grey anorak and trousers.
- 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.
- Under the gruff exterior was a gentle and sensitive man with a generous spirit.
- But despite his gruff exterior, it's obvious that his time in student journalism meant something to him.
- Soon after he had the crowd's attention with his tight rhymes, gruff voice, and theatrical delivery.
- Thus McCarthy occasionally came across as gruff or grouchy in this World Cup and some reporters took delight in this.
- His personality is more surprising: the gruff, taciturn public image back home turns out to be a myth.
- Make up your own silly opposites, such as a high, squeaky voice and a low, gruff voice.
- They are gruff and surly beings, generally compared in nature to humans.
- She was brought sharply back to earth by the gruff voice of the landlord yelling in her ear
- Just beneath his gruff exterior lies a gentle soul seeking to fill a spiritual void with companionship.
- The core message seems to be that saving lives is still noble, and the people who do it best have hearts of gold, even if that heart is buried under a gruff exterior.
- Katherine took a deep breath, but it was cut short by the muffling that a gruff hand over her mouth had caused.
- The speaker was a gruff man, short and stout, with a raggedy moustache and a balding head.
- His voice was gruff, but with a certain intellectual refinement to it.
- His voice was rather gruff but there was kindness in his blue eyes.
- His manner was gruff, and I could see his eyes were wet.
- To his friends the Orc was gruff, even rude, but deep inside he was all bark and no bite.
- I couldn't help laughing at his abrupt, gruff delivery of the estimate.
- He had a deep, gruff voice, and he said some things that bothered her.
- After five rings, I was about to hang up, when I heard a gruff voice answer.
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