Definition of growl noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡraʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡraʊl//
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a deep angry sound made when somebody/something growls The dog gave a threatening growl. The growl of the engine. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: probably imitative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: growl

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