AskDefine | Define growl

Dictionary Definition

growl n : the sound of growling (as made by animals) [syn: growling] v : to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff" [syn: grumble, rumble]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The deep, threatening sound made in the throat by an animal; a grumbling sound.
  2. The sound made by a hungry stomach.


deep threatening sound
sound made by a hungry stomach


  1. To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry animal; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
  2. To express (something) by growling.


utter a deep guttural sound
express (something) by growling
  • Dutch: grommen (a somewhat neutral form), grauwen (an angry form)
  • Finnish: murista
  • Italian: ringhiare
translations to be checked

Extensive Definition

Growling or growl may refer to:
Growl may refer to:
  • Growl (software), a global notifications system for the operating system Mac OS X.
growl in Danish: Growl
growl in German: Growl
growl in French: Growl

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