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- adj. Producing a growl.
- n. A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.
- v. Present participle of growl.
- v. musical device where a 'growling' sound is produced on a brass instrument by literally growling with the vocal cords while playing the note.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of uttering angry or threatening sounds; snarling; grumbling: as, the growling of thunder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the sound of growling (as made by animals)
- n. a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
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The four young pigs who had protested when Napoleon abolished the Meetings raised their voices timidly, but they were promptly silenced by a tremendous growling from the dogs.
This set Mr. Freeman growling at the use of a Greek word, and he exclaimed, “Why can't you speak English and say Home Rule, instead of using Greek, which you don't know!”
Mr. Freeman growling at the use of a Greek word, and he exclaimed, "Why can't you speak English and say Home Rule, instead of using Greek, which you don't know!"
It was a real Chicago-sounding track, especially when Peter overdubbed a growling harmonica part, a la Little Walter.
Best answer: "The 'growling' is your intestines scraping each other. ..."
link The growling was a bit closer, but that's all we got.
My friend Jeff Z. Klein at the New York Times put together a classic post, showing clips of fan reactions to the win all over the country - and the chants of "U.S.A." to my ear, at least here in Germany, sounded happy and joyous, of course, but also with a kind of growling heavy-handedness.
If you want to describe "growling" to a deaf person pick the baseball wreck.
When I say "growling," by the way, I mean literally growling, his years as a bona fide seadog -- Norwegian trawler?
The Disneyland Haunted Mansion has added a kind of growling chuckling to the ride's end, after the "Hurry baaa-ck, hurry baaa-ck" sequence.