Synonyms for growl

Grammar : Noun
Spell : groul
Phonetic Transcription : graʊl

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Définition of growl

Origin :
  • 1660s, from Middle English grollen "to rumble, growl" (early 15c.), from Old French grouler "to rumble," said to be from Frankish; probably ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Growled; growling. The noun is 1727, from the verb.
  • noun animal-like sound
Example sentences :
  • The voice, too, when he spoke, was as deep and as fierce as the growl of a beast of prey.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The head-master bowed to the bishop, and walked away, leaving Ketch on the growl.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • They barely raised their heads to growl, and did not answer Pierre's questions.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Beyond a growl or a grunt, the dog took its punishment silently.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • This growl he could not suppress; nor did the man-animal resent it by giving him a blow on the head.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • Growl he would, from the moment the petting began till it ended.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • William ceased to growl, for far down the road he had heard a footstep that he knew.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • Claude was greeted with a growl like that of wild beasts disturbed in their lair.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • Then she burst forth, with the growl of a slave driven to extremities.
  • Extract from : « His Masterpiece » by Emile Zola
  • Baker snatched the telegram from his hand with a growl of rage, and read it hastily.
  • Extract from : « The Film of Fear » by Arnold Fredericks

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