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growl

growl

 
pronunciation:
graUl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: growled, growling, growls
definition 1: to make a deep, rumbling sound to express anger or hostility.
The dog will growl if you try to take away his bone.
synonyms:
snarl
similar words:
howl, murmur, roar, yelp
definition 2: to make a deep rumbling sound like a growl.
His stomach is growling.
synonyms:
rumble
similar words:
grumble, murmur, roll, snarl
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or sound of growling.
She was awakened by the growl of a wolf outside her tent.
synonyms:
rumble
similar words:
murmur, roar, snap
derivation: growlingly (adv.)
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