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noun as in animal-like sound

verb as in sound animal-like

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He confronts the indignities of old age with a surly, comforting growl.

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Her organ is more immediate, its low register getting down to a subterranean growl.

In a debate, he waved a “Trumpy bear” on his Zoom camera, with an accompanying growl.

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.

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.

Students moan and growl and shriek and yawp, as if exorcising demons in a ritualistic ceremony.

She smiles, which sounds like a small thing, but a lot of Republicans growl.

A whimpering, half-growl and curdled scream, a cornered-animal cry of a sound.

At least, while Hasselbeck was there, viewers had a figure they could collectively growl at.

Columnists write that we must make it more relevant, while politicians growl about making it more efficient.

Again they heard the growl much nearer than before, and it became evident that the lion was intent on claiming hospitality.

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.

“But we ought to pony up the money for his support like good sports,” said Darry, continuing to growl.

Lawrence made no answer, and with a curse and a growl the guerrillas turned away.

The bears growl in stupefaction and rage, and take deep breaths to begin again.


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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to growl, such as: grunt, howl, moan, rumble, bark, and bellow.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.