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  1. snarlingnoun

    growling, having a snarl.

    The snarling scared me away, though I never saw what animal made the noise.

  2. snarlingadjective

    growling, having a snarl.

    The snarling scared me away, though I never saw what animal made the noise.


  1. snarling

    A snarl is a sound, often a growl or vicious utterance, often accompanied by a facial expression, where the upper lip is raised, and the nostrils widen, generally indicating hate, anger or pain. In addition to humans, other mammals including monkeys, rabbits and dogs snarl, often to warn others of their potential bite. In humans, snarling uses the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle. The threatening vocalizations of snarling are often accompanied by or used synonymously with threatening facial expressions. The word "snarl" is also used as an onomatopoeia for the threatening noise to which it refers, as in the 'snarl' of a chainsaw. This usage may derive from the common expression describing a dog as "growling and snarling". One literary use of "snarl" to mean a noise is in The Lord of the Rings in the encounter with the barrow-wight: "In the dark there was a snarling noise".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snarling

    of Snarl

  2. Snarling

    a. & n. from Snarl, v

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snarling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snarling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of snarling in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    today is a good day for murder love hatred sex violence drugs revisionist attitudes anarchy of the sense letters and the like teatime exists in the MinD snarling underground day addiction

  2. Ozzy Osbourne:

    I had this thing where they lifted up my mouth and then for the first like week I'm like I couldn't feel my mouth, I can hardly feel my mouth now, to be honest with you, i couldn't find my mouth. It was numb and it was up on one side and I looked like Elvis and all the kids and Ozzy are going,' Why are you snarling at me ?' And I'm like,' I'm not snarling ; I'm not doing anything !'.

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    The Greasman called a Snarling as giving a man oral sex.
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(used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
A sesquipedalian
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