\ ˈbrül \
plural -s

Definition of brool

: a low roar : a deep murmur or humming list to the brool of that royal forest voice— Thomas Carlyle

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History and Etymology for brool

probably from German brüllen to roar, bellow, from Middle High German brüelen; akin to Middle Dutch brullen to roar, bellow, Middle High German bral shout; all from a D-German root of imitative origin

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“Brool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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