Variant of snarl
- to growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog
- to speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
Origin: extended from earlier snar, to growl, akin to Swedish snarra, Middle High German Middle Dutch 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.