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.
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.
Growled the orders.
The growl of a dog.
The desk officer answered my greeting with a growl.
The dog growled at me as I walked past.
The old man growled his displeasure at the postman.
Origin of growl
- Middle English groule, grollen to rumble, growl probably from Old French grouler of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition