Translation of gruff in Spanish:


áspero, adj.

Pronunciation /ɡrʌf//ɡrəf/

adjectivegruffer, gruffest

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    (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.