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Princeton's WordNet

  1. growlingnoun

    a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)

  2. growl, growlingnoun

    the sound of growling (as made by animals)

Wiktionary

  1. growlingnoun

    A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.

    The growling from her stomach told us she was hungry.

  2. growlingverb

    musical device where a 'growling' sound is produced on a brass instrument by literally growling with the vocal cords while playing the note.

  3. growlingadjective

    Producing a growl.

    The growling dog frightened him.

Wikipedia

  1. Growling

    Growling is a low, guttural vocalization produced by animals as an aggressive warning but can also be found in other contexts such as playful behaviors or mating. Different animals will use growling in specific contexts as a form of communication. In humans, low or dull rumbling noises may also be emitted when they are discontent with something or they are angry, although this human sound is often termed "groaning". Animals that growl include felines, bears, canines and crocodilians. The animals most commonly known for growling are canines, bears, and felines. Grrr /ˈɡɹ̩ːː/ is an onomatopoeic word which imitates the growling sound of animals, often used with other related meanings. It is one of the rare pronounceable words of the English language that consists solely of consonants. Its most simple use is by children imitating animals. An example would be: "Mom!, Dad!, Look at me! I'm a polar bear! Grrr!" This word is also widely used in various titles to express growling when written.

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  1. growling

    Growling is a low, guttural, typically aggressive sound made by an animal such as a dog or bear, often as a warning or show of aggression. In a broader sense, it can also refer to any similar low, rough sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Growling

    of Growl

Wikidata

  1. Growling

    Growling or growl is a low, guttural vocalization produced by predatory animals as a warning to others, as a sign of aggression, or to express anger. Low or dull rumbling noises may also be emitted by human beings when discontent with something or angry. The human sound is often termed "groaning". Grrr is an onomatopoeic word which imitates the growling sound of predatory animals, and is often used with other related meanings. It is one of the rare pronounceable words of the English language that consists solely of consonants. Its most simple use is by children imitating animals. An example would be: "Daddy! Look at me! I'm a polar bear! Grrr!" This word is also widely used in various titles to express growling.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of growling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of growling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of growling in a Sentence

  1. Shawn Khodadadian:

    In this scenario, the growling can be associated with gas, flatulence and distention of the abdomen.

  2. Dylan Panos:

    So, my kitchen is growling at me this morning, as you can see, we’ve got a beautiful male lion looking through my kitchen window. And I just need to get to that kettle… To make some coffee, that’s all.

  3. Lucas Leonard:

    When [her sons] were forced to stand up against the wall I saw [David Morey] push up against them, he was actually growling, seething. His whole body weight was pushed against them.

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