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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     
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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