what is difference between growl and growling
From Middle English groulen, grollen, gurlen (“of the bowels: to growl, rumble”), either possibly from Old French groler (variant of croler (“to be agitated, shake”)), grouler, grouller (“to growl, grumble”), from Frankish *grullen, *gruljan or from Old English gryllan, both from Proto-Germanic *gruljaną (“to make a sound; to growl, grumble, rumble”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer- (“to make a noise; to mumble, murmur; to rattle; to grind; to rub, stroke”), probably ultimately imitative. The word is cognate with Middle Dutch grollen (“to make a noise; to croak, grumble, murmur; to be angry”) (modern Dutch grollen (“to grumble”)), German grollen (“to rumble; to be angry, bear ill will”), Old English grillan, griellan (“to provoke, offend; to gnash the teeth”). Compare grill.
The noun is derived from the verb.
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: gräŭl, IPA(key): /ɡɹaʊl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹaʊl/
- Rhymes: -aʊl
growl (plural growls)
- A deep, rumbling, threatening sound made in the throat by an animal.
- (by extension) The rumbling sound made by a person’s stomach when hungry.
- (by extension) An aggressive grumbling.
- (jazz, by extension) A low-pitched rumbling sound produced with a wind instrument.
- death growl
growl (third-person singular simple present growls, present participle growling, simple past and past participle growled)
- (intransitive) To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry animal; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
- Synonyms: gnar, gnarl, gurl, snarl
- (intransitive, jazz) Of a wind instrument: to produce a low-pitched rumbling sound.
- (intransitive, software) To send a user a message via the Growl software library.
- (transitive) To express (something) by growling.
- (transitive, jazz) To play a wind instrument in a way that produces a low-pitched rumbling sound.
- groil (dialectal)
- groul (obsolete)
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- growling (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
growling (not comparable)
- Producing a growl.
growling (plural growlings)
- A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.
- (jazz) The technique of producing a low-pitched growling or rumbling sound on a wind instrument.
- present participle of growl