growling


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Synonyms for growling

a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)

the sound of growling (as made by animals)

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Now, at last, they could hear the growling of the dancing apes, and strong to their nostrils came the scent of their kind.
Bristling and growling, he dropped to the sward just as the king ape charged.
Mugambi built a fire and cooked his portion of the kill; but Tarzan, Sheeta, and Akut tore theirs, raw, with their sharp teeth, growling among themselves when one ventured to encroach upon the share of another.
There was something so natural and winning in Clara's resigned way of looking at these stores in detail, as Herbert pointed them out, - and something so confiding, loving, and innocent, in her modest manner of yielding herself to Herbert's embracing arm - and something so gentle in her, so much needing protection on Mill Pond Bank, by Chinks's Basin, and the Old Green Copper Rope-Walk, with Old Barley growling in the beam - that I would not have undone the engagement between her and Herbert, for all the money in the pocket-book I had never opened.
Old Barley was growling and swearing when we repassed his door, with no appearance of having ceased or of meaning to cease.
The dog jumped from right to left, and from left to right; snapping, growling, and barking; the man thrust and swore, and struck and blasphemed; and the struggle was reaching a most critical point for one or other; when, the door suddenly opening, the dog darted out: leaving Bill Sikes with the poker and the clasp-knife in his hands.
Weak with recent illness; stupified by the blows and the suddenness of the attack; terrified by the fierce growling of the dog, and the brutality of the man; overpowered by the conviction of the bystanders that he really was the hardened little wretch he was described to be; what could one poor child do
The growling overhead was renewed, so suddenly and with so much savage anger that it startled me.
Tarzan watched until his rival passed out of sight, still beating upon the bars of his prison and growling out his anger and his threats.
In a whisper which was inaudible to the ears of the Negro, Tarzan whispered Taug's name, cautioning the ape to silence, and Taug's growling ceased.
Thaka and Numgo and Gunto, disturbed by the growlings of the two young bulls, looked up half apathetic, half interested.
Taug expanded his great chest and rolled about on his short legs, making strange growlings in his throat.
Looking to replicate his fast-paced system implemented in Letran and La Salle, University of Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo has already started putting together the key pieces for his new-look Growling Tigers.
On Monday, the University of Santo Tomas rolled out their official statement on the Aldin Ayo's move to helm the Growling Tigers.
Two-time collegiate champion coach Aldin Ayo yesterday confirmed he has accepted a six-year deal with University of Santo Tomas (UST), giving him plenty of time to help the Growling Tigers regain lost glory in UAAP basketball.