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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
References in classic literature ?
Low growls rumbled from the bottom of his deep chest-- growls of excited anticipation.
Here was the appearance and the scent of a man-thing and Numa had tasted of human flesh and learned that though not the most palatable it was certainly by far the easiest to secure, yet there was that in the bestial growls of the strange creature which reminded him of formidable antagonists and gave him pause, while his hunger and the odor of the hot flesh of Bara goaded him almost to madness.
At sight of the men the beasts looked up with menacing growls, but Tarzan strode in among them, dragging the trembling Wagambi with him.
Dango might have charged sooner but for the savage growls of the ape-man--growls which, coming from human lips, raised a question and a fear in the hyena's heart.
His face was partly averted, but his keen gray eyes never left those of Taug, and as he came, his growls increased in depth and volume.
If a rustle took place that Jerry identified as a pig or a chicken, he did not growl at all.
I suppose there is nothing in the world so terrible to listen to as the growl of a Woozy.
Jip, who was lying near taking a nap in the sun, began to growl and talk in his sleep.
As we were thus conversing in a low tone while Old Barley's sustained growl vibrated in the beam that crossed the ceiling, the room door opened, and a very pretty slight dark-eyed girl of twenty or so, came in with a basket in her hand: whom Herbert tenderly relieved of the basket, and presented blushing, as "Clara.
The voice of the Grand Gallipoot was partly a roar and partly a growl.
He could make a louder rasping growl than any of them.
Then the noise overhead began again, a snarling growl and the voice of a human being together.