verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of growl
Examples from the Web for growled
The singer Tom Jones growled hits like “Delilah” with shirts sweatily slashed to the navel.
“He once growled at the cat over a frozen pea that fell in the kitchen,” Mellon says.
“The Likud is not a political garbage can,” Likud MK Danny Danon growled.
He turned his head to look up at me and growled, “Get the hell out of here.”
"Hang it all, there's a blowout," growled Reed, bringing the car to a stop.The Golden Boys and Their New Electric Cell|L. P. Wyman
He growled, and for a few moments the others continued to express their enjoyment of his discomfiture.The Princess and the Goblin|George MacDonald
Sultan growled and walked on indifferently, after he had shaken off the strange hand.The Lamp That Went Out|Augusta Groner
"Phillips is always butting into things that are none of his business," growled Mr. Darner.The Circus Comes to Town|Lebbeus Mitchell
And Harry growled out more naughty words expressive of inward disquiet.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for growled
Word Origin for growl
Word Origin and History for growled
1660s, from Middle English grollen "to rumble, growl" (early 15c.), from Old French grouler "to rumble," said to be from Frankish; probably ultimately of imitative origin. Related: Growled; growling. The noun is 1727, from the verb.