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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.

growly

(ˈɡraʊlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
resembling a growl
References in classic literature ?
With tiny whines and thin whimperings, with whiffs and whuffs and growly sorts of noises down in his throat, he would try to tell her somewhat of his tale.
and live for the joy of driving it, with its instant repsonse and growly peformance - really growly for such a little car.
The 21-year-old Londoner smacks you with hit after hit, frontloading the record with singles, from the jittery, sweary Comeback, to the growly, soulful If I Go, Eyre's voice getting warmer and hazier as it slides into Together.
The 21-yearold Londoner smacks you with hit after hit, frontloading the record with singles, from the jittery, sweary Comeback, to the growly, soulful If I Go, Eyre's voice getting warmer and hazier as it slides into Together.
Indy Plush -- Makers of punky-styled seahorses to sneaky looking snow leopards, growly gorillas and cheeky cheetahs, these plush animals are made of recycled water bottles - and benefit some of the most endangered animals that creep, jump, crawl and run across the earth.
Instead, the noises are "thumpy and knocky and growly, and sound like things banging around," she says.
There's something of the Britney Spears about Demi's voice, that weird little growly thing she does.
The tune is sung mostly in his growly lower register, giving it a grave but compelling feel.
With Williams' growly vocals and their acoustic-led sound, they're a bit Frank Turner meets Mumford & Sons.
She makes those funny growly sounds wives make to show displeasure and says, I thought we came here to get away from it all and rediscover ourselves.
Cold-hearted White Witch Tilda Swinton (above) is a worthy foe for growly lion king Aslan in this gaudy fantasy from CS Lewis's far-flung fables.