- (informal or childish) Frowning.
- 1895, Percival Pollard, The Cape of Storms, Chapter V, p. 75, 
- […] the black-and-white splendor of our men, as well as the fur-decked rosiness of our women, is only enhanced by contrast against the frowny murkings of the sky.
- 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Sunday,” 
- He was always very frowny when the doorbell rang in the middle of Bible reading […]
- She made a frowny face.
- 1895, Percival Pollard, The Cape of Storms, Chapter V, p. 75,