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English definition of “growl”


verb [I] uk   /ɡraʊl/ us  
to make a low, rough sound, usually in anger: The dog growled at her and snapped at her ankles. [+ speech] "Not now, I'm busy," he growled.Animal (non-human) soundsBecoming angry and expressing anger
noun [C] uk   us  
The dog eyed me suspiciously and gave a low growl.Animal (non-human) sounds
(Definition of growl from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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