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GROWL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does growl mean? 

GROWL (noun)
  The noun GROWL has 1 sense:

1. the sound of growling (as made by animals)

  Familiarity information: GROWL used as a noun is very rare.


GROWL (verb)
  The verb GROWL has 1 sense:

1. to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

  Familiarity information: GROWL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROWL (noun)


Sense 1growl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound of growling (as made by animals)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

growl; growling

Hypernyms ("growl" is a kind of...):

cry (the characteristic utterance of an animal)


GROWL (verb)


Sense 1growl [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

growl; rumble; grumble

Context examples:

he grumbled a rude response / Stones grumbled down the cliff

Hypernyms (to "growl" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

You can hear animals growl in the meadows
The meadows growl with animals


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