growl


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growl

 (groul)
n.
1. The low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal: the growl of a dog.
2. A gruff surly utterance: The desk officer answered my greeting with a growl.
v. growled, growl·ing, growls
v.intr.
1. To emit a low guttural sound or utterance.
2. To speak in an angry or surly manner.
v.tr.
To utter by growling: growled the orders.

[Middle English groule, grollen, to rumble, growl, probably from Old French grouler, of Germanic origin.]

growl′y adj.

growl

(ɡraʊl)
vb
1. (of animals, esp when hostile) to utter (sounds) in a low inarticulate manner: the dog growled at us.
2. to utter (words) in a gruff or angry manner: he growled an apology.
3. (intr) to make sounds suggestive of an animal growling: the thunder growled around the lake.
n
4. the act or sound of growling
5. (Jazz) jazz an effect resembling a growl, produced at the back of the throat when playing a wind instrument
[C18: from earlier grolle, from Old French grouller to grumble]
ˈgrowlingly adv

growl

(graʊl)

v.i.
1. to utter a deep guttural sound of anger or hostility, as a dog.
2. to murmur or complain angrily; grumble.
3. to rumble: The thunder growled.
v.t.
4. to express by growling.
n.
5. the act or sound of growling.
[1400–50; late Middle English groulen to rumble (of the bowels); of expressive orig.]
growl′ing•ly, adv.
growl′y, adj. growl•i•er, growl•i•est.

growl


Past participle: growled
Gerund: growling

Imperative
growl
growl
Present
I growl
you growl
he/she/it growls
we growl
you growl
they growl
Preterite
I growled
you growled
he/she/it growled
we growled
you growled
they growled
Present Continuous
I am growling
you are growling
he/she/it is growling
we are growling
you are growling
they are growling
Present Perfect
I have growled
you have growled
he/she/it has growled
we have growled
you have growled
they have growled
Past Continuous
I was growling
you were growling
he/she/it was growling
we were growling
you were growling
they were growling
Past Perfect
I had growled
you had growled
he/she/it had growled
we had growled
you had growled
they had growled
Future
I will growl
you will growl
he/she/it will growl
we will growl
you will growl
they will growl
Future Perfect
I will have growled
you will have growled
he/she/it will have growled
we will have growled
you will have growled
they will have growled
Future Continuous
I will be growling
you will be growling
he/she/it will be growling
we will be growling
you will be growling
they will be growling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been growling
you have been growling
he/she/it has been growling
we have been growling
you have been growling
they have been growling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been growling
you will have been growling
he/she/it will have been growling
we will have been growling
you will have been growling
they will have been growling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been growling
you had been growling
he/she/it had been growling
we had been growling
you had been growling
they had been growling
Conditional
I would growl
you would growl
he/she/it would growl
we would growl
you would growl
they would growl
Past Conditional
I would have growled
you would have growled
he/she/it would have growled
we would have growled
you would have growled
they would have growled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.growl - the sound of growling (as made by animals)growl - the sound of growling (as made by animals)
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.growl - to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

growl

verb snarl, show your teeth (of an animal) The dog was growling and thrashing its tail.

growl

verb
To make a continuous deep reverberating sound:
Translations
هرير، هدير، دمْدَمَهيَهِرّ
vrčetvrčení
knurreknurren
muristakurinamurina
režati
urrurra
怒ってうなる
으르렁거리다
burbtelėjimasburbtelėtisuurgztisuurzgimasurgzti
ņurdēšanaņurdētrūciensrūkšanarūkt
warczećwarczeniewarknąćwarknięcie
zavrčať
renčanjerenčati
morra
คำราม
hırlamakhırlama
gầm gừ

growl

[graʊl]
A. Ngruñido m
B. VI [animal] → gruñir; [person] → refunfuñar; [thunder] → reverberar
C. VT "yes," he growled-sí -refunfuñó

growl

[ˈgraʊl]
vi
[dog] → grogner
to growl at sb → grogner contre qn
[person] → ronchonner
to growl at sb → ronchonner contre qn
vt [+ words] → grommeler
n
[dog] → grognement m
[person] → grognement m

growl

nKnurren nt no pl; (of bear)(böses) Brummen no pl
viknurren; (bear)böse brummen; to growl at somebodyjdn anknurren/anbrummen
vt answerknurren

growl

[graʊl]
1. n (of animal) → ringhio; (of thunder) → brontolio
the dog gave a growl → il cane ringhiò
2. viringhiare; (person, thunder) → brontolare

growl

(graul) verb
to make a deep, rough sound. The dog growled angrily (at the postman); He growled out a command.
noun
a deep, rough sound.

growl

يَهِرّ vrčet knurre knurren μουγκρίζω gruñir murista grogner režati ringhiare 怒ってうなる 으르렁거리다 grommen knurre warknąć rosnar рычать morra คำราม hırlamak gầm gừ 咆哮

growl

vi (one’s stomach) rugir
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The quiet of the jungle settled down over the camp, at least the comparative quiet of the jungle, for there were always noises of some sort going on, from the fall of some rotten tree limb to the scream or growl of a wild beast, while, now and again, from the river came the pig-like grunts of the alligators.
He sat beside her on the couch and behaved very well until the Polish violin-teacher across the hall began to practise, when Prince would growl and sniff the air with disgust.
Looking around, he beheld the shaggy monster seated on end in a shadow of the cavern, where, while his restless body swung in the uneasy manner of the animal, it repeated, in a sort of low growl, sounds, if not words, which bore some slight resemblance to the melody of the singer.
Step and growl; growl and go --that's the word with Captain Ahab.
Old Bruno, a great Newfoundland, who slept at the end of the porch, rose, with a low growl, as she came near.
In the end, the winning dog stretched himself out comfortably with his bone between his paws, and proceeded to growl over it, and gnaw it, and grease the floor with it, just as fifty others were already doing; and the rest of the court resumed their previous indus- tries and entertainments.
In every gallery in Europe there are hideous pictures of blood, carnage, oozing brains, putrefaction--pictures portraying intolerable suffering--pictures alive with every conceivable horror, wrought out in dreadful detail--and similar pictures are being put on the canvas every day and publicly exhibited--without a growl from anybody--for they are innocent, they are inoffensive, being works of art.
The clerk promised that he would; and Scrooge walked out with a growl.
Besides which, the walls were not thick, and, whenever he passed the evening at our house, we always knew of it by hearing one continual growl in the kitchen.
And I think he added in a lower growl, that we might both go to the devil and shake ourselves.
Yet it was a sight that might well arrest wandering thoughts: Eppie, with the rippling radiance of her hair and the whiteness of her rounded chin and throat set off by the dark-blue cotton gown, laughing merrily as the kitten held on with her four claws to one shoulder, like a design for a jug-handle, while Snap on the right hand and Puss on the other put up their paws towards a morsel which she held out of the reach of both--Snap occasionally desisting in order to remonstrate with the cat by a cogent worrying growl on the greediness and futility of her conduct; till Eppie relented, caressed them both, and divided the morsel between them.
The dog sniffed and sniffed, then he began to growl, looking always my way, and I grew afraid.