Definition of gruffly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gruffly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈɡrʌfli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrʌfli//
     
     
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  1. 1with a deep and rough voice, which often sounds unfriendly
  2. 2in an unfriendly and impatient way