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Definition of "growl" []

  • The low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal: the growl of a dog. (noun)
  • A gruff surly utterance: The desk officer answered my greeting with a growl. (noun)
  • To emit a low guttural sound or utterance. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak in an angry or surly manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To utter by growling: growled the orders. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "growl" in a sentence
  • ""Well, just as he was goin 'to have one more scamper, he felt a growl -- a awful, fearful, deep _growl_," -- Phillis's voice sank to a bloodcurdling and continuous gurgle -- "and he terrembled, like this!"
  • "May 30, 2009 at 6: 28 AM just FYI this isn't offical growl stuff. a much more mature windows rendition of growl is called snarl, and is in its 3rd or 4th version, you can learn more about it here: [www.] phlyingpenguin"
  • "And old Badger said in a tired growl from the depths of his armchair: --"