Meaning of growl

growl

Pronunciation: (groul), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to utter a deep guttural sound of anger or hostility: The dog growled at the mail carrier.
  2. to murmur or complain angrily; grumble.
  3. to rumble: The thunder growled.
  4. to use flutter-tonguing in playing a wind instrument.
—v.t.
  1. to express by growling.
—n.
  1. the act or sound of growling.
  2. the technique of flutter-tonguing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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