Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “growl”

growl

verb [I]  /ɡrɑʊl/ us  
to make a low, rough sound, usually in anger: The dog growled at her. If your stomach growls, it is making a low, continuous noise because you are hungry.
growl
noun [C]  /ɡrɑʊl/ us  
I heard a growl outside our tent, and prayed that whatever was out there would go away.
(Definition of growl from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of growl?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “growl” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More