growlingly

growl

[groul]
verb (used without object)
1.
to utter a deep guttural sound of anger or hostility: The dog growled at the mail carrier.
2.
to murmur or complain angrily; grumble.
3.
to rumble: The thunder growled.
4.
Jazz. to use flutter-tonguing in playing a wind instrument.
verb (used with object)
5.
to express by growling.
noun
6.
the act or sound of growling.
7.
Jazz. the technique of flutter-tonguing.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English groule to rumble (said of the bowels); cognate with German grollen

growlingly, adverb
undergrowl, noun
ungrowling, adjective


2. See complain.
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growl (ɡraʊl)
 
vb
1.  (of animals, esp when hostile) to utter (sounds) in a low inarticulate manner: the dog growled at us
2.  to utter (words) in a gruff or angry manner: he growled an apology
3.  (intr) to make sounds suggestive of an animal growling: the thunder growled around the lake
 
n
4.  the act or sound of growling
5.  jazz an effect resembling a growl, produced at the back of the throat when playing a wind instrument
 
[C18: from earlier grolle, from Old French grouller to grumble]
 
'growlingly
 
adv

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growl
1660s, from M.E. grolling "rumbling in the bowels" (late 14c.), from O.Fr. grouler "to rumble," said to be from Frank., probably ult. of imitative origin.
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