from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of uttering angry or threatening sounds; snarling; grumbling: as, the growling of thunder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Producing a growl.
  • noun A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.
  • verb Present participle of growl.
  • verb musical device where a 'growling' sound is produced on a brass instrument by literally growling with the vocal cords while playing the note.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
  • noun a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)


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