Variant of snarl
- to growl fiercely, baring the teeth, as a threatening dog
- to speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
Origin of snarlextended 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
to utter or give vent to with a snarl: to snarl one's contempt
- a fierce, harsh growl
- a harsh utterance expressing anger, impatience, etc.