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scowl

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verb \ˈskau̇(-ə)l\

Definition of scowl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to contract the brow in an expression of displeasure

  3. 2 :  to exhibit a threatening aspect

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to express with a scowl

scowler

noun

scowlingly

play \ˈskau̇-liŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of scowl in a Sentence

  1. scowled down at the misbehaving child

Origin and Etymology of scowl

Middle English skoulen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish skule to scowl


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scowl

noun

Definition of scowl

  1. :  a facial expression of displeasure :  frown

Examples of scowl in a Sentence

  1. The teacher gave me a scowl when I walked in late.

  2. She responded to his question with a scowl.

First Known Use of scowl

circa 1520


SCOWL Defined for English Language Learners

scowl

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verb

Definition of scowl for English Language Learners

  • : to look at someone or something in a way that shows anger or disapproval

scowl

noun

Definition of scowl for English Language Learners

  • : an expression on someone's face that shows anger or disapproval


SCOWL Defined for Kids

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scowl

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verb \ˈskau̇l\

Definition of scowl for Students

scowled

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scowling

  1. 1 :  to make a look that shows anger

  2. 2 :  to say with an angry look


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scowl

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noun

Definition of scowl for Students

  1. :  an angry look



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