To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry dog; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
- The low, guttural, menacing sound made by an animal: the growl of a dog.
- A gruff surly utterance: The desk officer answered my greeting with a growl.
- To emit a low guttural sound or utterance.
- To speak in an angry or surly manner.
- To utter by growling: growled the orders.