The definition of a growl is a low, hostile sound especially made by a dog, in order to express anger.noun
- The low, hostile and rumbling sound made by a dog when you try to take his bone is an example of a growl.
- When you say something in a low and menacing voice, this is an example of a growl.
To growl is defined as to make a low, rumbling sound in your throat in order to express hostility or anger.verb
- When a dog makes a low, rumbling sound when you try to take his bone, this is an example of a time when the dog growls.
- When you speak in a low and menacing tone, this is an example of a time when you growl.
- to make a low, rumbling, menacing sound in the throat, as a dog does
- to complain in an angry or surly manner
- to rumble, as thunder, cannons, etc.
Origin: ME groulen, to rumble, prob. of echoic orig.
- the act or sound of growling
- ☆ Jazz a low, rough, husky, often muted sound produced on a trumpet, trombone, etc.
- growlingly adverb
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- The low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal: the growl of a dog.
- A gruff surly utterance: The desk officer answered my greeting with a growl.
- To emit a low guttural sound or utterance.
- To speak in an angry or surly manner.
Origin: Middle English groule, grollen, to rumble, growl, probably from Old French grouler, of Germanic origin.
- growlˈy adjective
growl - Computer Definition
Notification software for Mac OS X applications. Web browsers, download managers, e-mail clients and other programs employ Growl to display a small pop-up window that alerts the user to some event such as new mail or a completed download. Users can choose the Growl's window style and degree of translucency. For more information, visit www.growl.info.
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