- to growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog does
- to speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
Origin of snarlextended from earlier snar, to growl, akin to Swedish snarra, MHG, MDu, Middle Low German snarren, to growl from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form (s)ner-, an unverified form (s)nur- from source sneer, snore, Old Icelandic norn, Norn
- a fierce, harsh growl
- a harsh utterance expressing anger, impatience, etc.