Definition of Growl

1. Noun. The sound of growling (as made by animals).

Exact synonyms: Growling
Generic synonyms: Cry



2. Verb. To utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds. "The meadows growl with animals "; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
Exact synonyms: Grumble, Rumble
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Growler, Growling, Growling, Grumble, Grumbling, Rumble, Rumbling

Definition of Growl

1. v. i. To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry dog; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.

2. v. t. To express by growling.

3. n. The deep, threatening sound made by a surly dog; a grumbling sound.

Definition of Growl

1. Noun. The deep, threatening sound made in the throat by an animal; a grumbling sound. ¹

2. Noun. The sound made by a hungry stomach. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry animal; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To express (something) by growling. ¹

5. Verb. (software) To send a user a message via the Growl software library. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Growl

1. to utter a deep, harsh sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Growl

growers
growes
growest
groweth
growing
growing fracture
growing old
growing on
growing out of
growing ovarian follicle
growing pains
growing season
growing up
growingly
growings
growl (current term)
growled
growlers
growlery
growlier
growliest
growliness
growlinesses
growling
growlingly
growlings
growls
growly
growmore

Literary usage of Growl

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1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"The Austrian Lion 'gan to growl And toss bis mane and tail, And ball and shaft aud crossbow bolt Went whistling forth like hail. • Lance, pike, and halbert ..."

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