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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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While he thus spoke, the growling noise became a prolonged roar, and then died away.
In his gray eyes was an expression which gave the trainer pause, and beside him stood the giant anthropoid growling and ready.
With a careless motion, she flung to the ground, callous as a devil, the child that up to now she had clutched strenuously to her breast, growling over it as a dog growls over a bone.
We climbed rocks which fell directly after with gigantic bounds and the low growling of an avalanche.
He was a man of fifty, a sort of sea-wolf, with big eyes, a complexion of oxidised copper, red hair and thick neck, and a growling voice.
Then just overhead came a sound like an iron bedstead being knocked about, and the low angry growling of some large animal.
To-day is the 29th of August; the 21st of September will, therefore, be the conclusion of the term agreed on, and till that time arrives -- and it is the advice of a gentleman which I am about to give you -- till then we will refrain from growling and barking like two dogs chained within sight of each other.
D'Artagnan was pacing to and fro like a caged tiger; with dilated eyes, growling as he paced along by the bars of a window looking upon the yard of servant's offices.
In a very short time, they had passed the great gateway(leaving the three-headed Cerberus, barking, and yelping, and growling, with threefold din, behind them), and emerged upon the surface of the earth.
There was snarling and growling as of a cur, mingled with curses, in which Wolfert fancied he could recognize the voice of the buccaneer.
Benjamin here fell back in his chair, and soon gave vent to certain ominous sounds, which resembled not a little the growling of his favorite animal the bear itself.
There was, in fact, a hoarse, growling kind of noise, like the roar of a hungry tiger, or an impatient lion.
Before they had gone far they heard a low rumble, as of the growling of many wild animals.
From it issued as strange a sight as Carthoris ever had witnessed, though at the moment he had time to cast but a single fleeting glance at the tall bowmen emerging through the portal behind their long, oval shields; to note their flowing auburn hair; and to realize that the growling things at their side were fierce Barsoomian lions.
He had nearly finished this last task when a low growling was suddenly heard and the horse began to jump around and kick viciously with his heels.