grunt


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Synonyms for grunt

to complain in low indistinct tones

a low indistinct utterance of complaint

Synonyms for grunt

the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs

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an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker

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issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

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To say the truth, there was a suspicious kind of a grunt in their voices, and, for a long time afterwards, they spoke gruffly, and were apt to set up a squeal.
He placed the hat upon the glass floor, made a pass with his hand, and then removed the hat, displaying a little white piglet no bigger than a mouse, which began to run around here and there and to grunt and squeal in a tiny, shrill voice.
The tobacco and trade goods were brought from the store-room by two house-boys and turned over to the chief of Balesuna village, who accepted the additional reward with a non-committal grunt and went away down the path to his canoes.
Henry acknowledged receipt of the information with a grunt that slid into a snore as he drifted back into sleep.
Kerfoot, thus directly addressed, was startled into dropping his knife on the floor, though he managed to grunt affirmation.
At last he hit upon a plan, and after seeing that he was concealed from the view of those below, he gave a few hoarse grunts in imitation of a panther.
At rare intervals, when necessary, they addressed each other in monosyllables, Kama, for the most part, contenting himself with grunts.
She had protected him like a lioness when the big puarka (which, in Jerry's vocabulary, along with grunts and squeals, was the combination of sound, or word, for "pig") had tried to devour him where he was cornered under the high-piled plantation house.
He knew their many noises that were as grunts and slubbers.
I rely on a loud grunt or I use the snort wheeze, which also tends to carry well on windy days.
The buck went back toward the doe and despite Neal's best efforts with the grunt call, the doe and buck moved away with no shot opportunity.
If he hears a grunt, or the bleat from a can call, he doesn't question its authenticity or wonder if a hunter is waiting to shoot him.
The process, which analyzes speech waveforms, revealed that the grunt waves from each of the four categories differed in two respects: the placement of the strongest energy and the change of energy peaks over the duration of the grunt.
com) allows hunters to make grunt calls from the ground while maintaining their aerial treestand position.
Actually introduced in 2009, the Bone Collector Series Buck Collector is gaining a following as it is capable of producing multiple whitetail sounds from grunts and wheezes to bleats and distress bawls depending on which button you push.