growl


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Synonyms for growl

snarl

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Synonyms for growl

to make a continuous deep reverberating sound

Synonyms for growl

the sound of growling (as made by animals)

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to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

References in classic literature ?
Then Jip, still fast asleep, began to growl again and his lip curled up angrily, showing his clean, white teeth.
Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry.
His heart growled within him, and as a bitch with puppies growls and shows her teeth when she sees a stranger, so did his heart growl with anger at the evil deeds that were being done: but he beat his breast and said, "Heart, be still, you had worse than this to bear on the day when the terrible Cyclops ate your brave companions; yet you bore it in silence till your cunning got you safe out of the cave, though you made sure of being killed.
On the very tip-top of the chair, over the head of Grandfather himself, was a likeness of a lion's head, which had such a savage grin that you would almost expect to hear it growl and snarl.
Nevertheless, the men went safely across the lawn with the wild beasts frisking about them, and doing no manner of harm; although, as they mounted the steps of the palace, you might possibly have heard a low growl, particularly from the wolves; as if they thought it a pity, after all, to let the strangers pass without so much as tasting what they were made of.
His Majesty looked round him severely, and gave a slight growl, which produced instant silence.
As the little Wizard turned to follow them he felt a hot breath against his cheek and heard a low, fierce growl.
The voice of the Grand Gallipoot was partly a roar and partly a growl.
I suppose there is nothing in the world so terrible to listen to as the growl of a Woozy.
My dreaming was rudely shattered by a savage growl from Raja.
Tarzan's mouth watered and a low growl escaped his patrician lips.
In answer to the cat's growl, a low and equally ferocious growl rumbled upward from the ape-man's deep chest--a growl of warning that told the panther he was trespassing upon the other's lair; but Sheeta was in no mood to be dispossessed.
And all he could do was growl and rage his helplessness.
He could make a louder rasping growl than any of them.
We had made our way about half the distance across one end of the great apartment when a low growl from the far end brought us to a startled halt.