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growl

growl

 
pronunciation:
graUl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: growled, growling, growls
definition 1: to utter a deep, guttural sound expressing hostility, as a dog.
synonyms:
snarl
similar words:
howl, murmur, roar, yelp
definition 2: to make a deep rumbling sound like a growl.
His stomach growled.
synonyms:
rumble
similar words:
grumble, murmur, roar, roll, snarl
definition 3: to speak in a surly or grumbling manner.
synonyms:
gripe, grouch, grumble
similar words:
grouse, murmur, rumble, snap, snarl
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express using a growling sound.
synonyms:
rumble, snarl
similar words:
grumble, howl, murmur, roar, yelp
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of growling.
synonyms:
rumble, snarl
similar words:
murmur, roar, snap
definition 2: any surly, irritated utterance.
synonyms:
gripe, snarl, squawk
similar words:
grouse, grumble, murmur
derivation: growlingly (adv.)
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