Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a growling manner; with growls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a growling manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a growling manner; with a growl.

Etymologies

growling +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Normally, I'd be starvingly, stomach-growlingly hungry before 10 a.m - hell, before 9 a.m.

    Food For Thought

  • I growlingly compromised by getting her Barbie with dog that really poos and pooper scooper.

    You have to laugh...

  • His tone can be classically pure, sweetly romantic, growlingly dirty or piercingly insistent, depending on what he feels is appropriate for the music at hand.

    A Sideman Takes Charge And Sways in Perfect Sync

  • The growlingly exuberant rendering of that paean to predation, "Mack the Knife," was one of many seductive voices that sang the siren song of New York.

    Another Shark Washes Up In the Hamptons

  • Steelkilt, they preceded him down into their dark den, growlingly disappearing, like bears into a cave.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • He turned his steps toward the house, feeling a growlingly familiar weight of depression.

    Truly

  • "What's all this rumpus about?" came growlingly from the entrance; and the children turned to see Dr. Dudley surveying them, his eyes a-twinkle with fun.

    Polly of the Hospital Staff

  • They fly; they roll over one another, growlingly throwing out lightning before them, as their torches, and leaving suspended behind them a long train of rain, like a vaporous robe.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • "Mind your own business," he'd answer me growlingly

    Lysistrata

  • 'You've gone into the infernal hole,' said old Brown, more than half abandoning suspicion, and yet inclined to leave it growlingly, as a dog might surrender a bone he conceived himself to have a right to.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

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