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1. growl

verb. ['ˈgraʊl'] to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • let loose
  • let out
  • emit
  • rumble

Antonyms

  • specify
  • mitigated
  • incomplete
  • hold

Etymology

  • growlen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Growl

  • sprowl
  • sproul
  • scowl
  • prowl
  • crowle
  • crowl
  • afoul
  • towle
  • towel
  • soule
  • raul
  • moul
  • jowl
  • howl
  • houle
  • fowl
  • foul
  • cowl
  • coull

Example sentences of the word growl


1. Noun, singular or mass
They may or may not give a warning growl before launching at the person or dog.

2. Verb, base form
Do not allow them to growl at you, nibble on your fingers or to chew on your possessions.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Dogs who growl, are hyperactive, or do not mind well are best left at home.

Quotes containing the word growl


1. Magnus, standing by the door, snapped his fingers impatiently. "Move it along, teenagers. The only person who gets to canoodle in my bedroom is my magnificent self.""Canoodle?"repeated Clary, never having heard the word before."Magnificent?"repeated Jace, who was just being nasty. Magnus growled. The growl sounded like "Get out.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. Of course the cat will growl and spit at the operator and bite him if she can. But the real question is whether he is a vet or a vivisector.
- C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

2. growl

noun. ['ˈgraʊl'] the sound of growling (as made by animals).

Synonyms

  • growling

Antonyms

  • close up
  • whisper

Etymology

  • growlen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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