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Princeton's WordNet

  1. growling(noun)

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

  2. growl, growling(noun)

    the sound of growling (as made by animals)


  1. growling(Noun)

    A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.

    The growling from her stomach told us she was hungry.

  2. growling(Verb)

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

  3. growling(Adjective)

    Producing a growl.

    The growling dog frightened him.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Growling

    of Growl


  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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  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. 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.

  2. Shawn Khodadadian:

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

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