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  • as inguttural
  • as inhoarse
  • as inhusky
  • as inpeevish

synonyms for growling

  • grating
  • husky
  • low
  • rasping
  • rough
  • thick
  • glottal
  • gravelly
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • hoarse
  • inarticulate
  • sepulchral
  • throaty
  • discordant
  • gravelly
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • raucous
  • throaty
  • blatant
  • breathy
  • cracked
  • croaking
  • croaky
  • croupy
  • dry
  • grating
  • guttural
  • husky
  • indistinct
  • jarring
  • piercing
  • ragged
  • rough
  • scratching
  • squawking
  • stertorous
  • strident
  • stridulous
  • thick
  • uneven
  • whispering
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antonyms for growling

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  • thin
  • dulcet
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How to use growling in a sentence

Growling horribly, the enraged brute seized poor Pearson and shook him as a terrier dog shakes a rat.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Now it seemed to crouch as though ready to spring, and I could hear the savage growling as of some beast of prey.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Long before we got there the deep-throated thunder was growling over us, and the clouds spat occasional flurries of rain.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
McGinty was growling, while Joe was trying to break away without losing an ear.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Rushing back, she almost carried Louise (while the growling continued), and they were soon up the hill.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
"Keep him back, Master," he said in a strange growling voice, which was not that of a Dartmoor savage either in tone or speech.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
"Here was I born and bred, Master," said the man, still in the same growling voice.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
A dog was growling and barking, but as he did not join the sport of the little ones we concluded he was tied.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Richard was reining in Rollo, and growling that he had not struck a single fair blow, when a cry from Herbert startled him.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
While he was talking, Leo watched him narrowly, and then followed him from the barn, growling continually.
MINNIE'S PET DOGMADELINE LESLIE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GROWLING

  • glottal
  • grating
  • gravelly
  • growling
  • gruff
  • harsh
  • hoarse
  • husky
  • inarticulate
  • low
  • rasping
  • rough
  • sepulchral
  • thick
  • throaty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.