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growl

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verb \ˈgrau̇(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of growl

  • of an animal : to make a deep threatening sound

  • : to make a low sound like the sound of a growling animal

  • : to say (something) in an angry way

Full Definition of growl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  rumble <his stomach growled> b :  to utter a growl <the dog growled at the stranger>

  3. 2 :  to complain angrily

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to utter with a growl :  utter angrily

Examples of growl

  1. I could hear a dog growling behind me.

  2. My stomach's been growling all morning.

  3. What do you want? he growled.

  4. He's always growling about the government.



Origin of growl

Middle English groulen, grollen


First Known Use: 14th century


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growl

noun

Simple Definition of growl

  • : a deep sound made by an animal; also : a similar sound

Full Definition of growl

  1. :  a deep guttural inarticulate sound

Examples of growl

  1. The dog gave a menacing growl.

  2. He answered my question with a growl.

  3. We could hear a growl of thunder in the distance.



1715

First Known Use of growl

1715

Rhymes with growl


GROWL Defined for Kids

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growl

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verb \ˈgrau̇l\

Definition of growl

growledgrowl·ing

  1. 1 :  to make a deep threatening sound <The dog growled.>

  2. 2 :  to make a low rumbling noise <My stomach is growling.>

  3. 3 :  to complain or say in an angry way <“Only use them when we absolutely have to,” growled Azaz disgustedly. — Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth>




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growl

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noun

Definition of growl

  1. 1 :  a deep threatening sound (as of an animal)

  2. 2 :  a grumbling or muttered complaint





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