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  • nounanimal-like sound
  • verbsound animal-like

synonyms for growl

  • grunt
  • howl
  • moan
  • rumble
  • bark
  • bellow
  • gnarl
  • grumble
  • roar
  • roll
  • snarl
  • thunder
  • gnarr
See also synonyms for: growled / growling
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How to use growl in a sentence

He confronts the indignities of old age with a surly, comforting growl.
CRY MACHO IS PURE CLINT EASTWOOD—AND THAT'S MOSTLY A GOOD THINGSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 17, 2021TIME
Her organ is more immediate, its low register getting down to a subterranean growl.
ALICE COLTRANE IS FINALLY HERALDED AS A JAZZ GREAT. A NEW REISSUE DOESN’T DO HER JUSTICE.ANDY BETAJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In a debate, he waved a “Trumpy bear” on his Zoom camera, with an accompanying growl.
THE TRAILER: "THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY": WHAT WE LEARNED (AND WHAT WE DON'T KNOW YET) FROM NEW YORK'S PRIMARYDAVID WEIGELJUNE 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At other times Noseda dispenses with language altogether, deploying guttural growls and yat-dat-dat-daaaaa’s until he gets what he’s after, which, in the case of the 40th, is propulsion.
GIANANDREA NOSEDA AND THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA REUNITE, AND IT’S A JOYFUL NOISEMICHAEL ANDOR BRODEURMARCH 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For true grit, the Unlimited Rubicon 392—at a pricey $60,000—boasts a stunning 470-hp V8 Hemi engine, muscular cladding and four tailpipes pumping out a heady exhaust growl.
FUN HAULERSJOE PHILLIPSDECEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Again they heard the growl much nearer than before, and it became evident that the lion was intent on claiming hospitality.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
So with a fearful growl, and a bark that might have frightened a lion, Bravo made a leap and a spring after poor little Downy.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
“But we ought to pony up the money for his support like good sports,” said Darry, continuing to growl.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Lawrence made no answer, and with a curse and a growl the guerrillas turned away.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The bears growl in stupefaction and rage, and take deep breaths to begin again.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
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