Grunt vs Growling - What's the difference?

grunt | growling |


As nouns the difference between grunt and growling

is that grunt is a short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak while growling is a sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.

As verbs the difference between grunt and growling

is that grunt is to make a grunt or grunts while growling is .

As an adjective growling is

producing a growl.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

grunt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.
  • The snorting cry of a pig.
  • Any fish of the perciform family Haemulidae.
  • (label) An infantry soldier. (From the verb, just like all the other senses.)
  • Derived terms

    * grunt boy * grunt work

    Verb

    (en verb) * Frequentative: gruntle
  • To make a grunt or grunts.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To make a grunt or grunts.
  • To break wind; to fart.
  • References

    ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Adjective

    (head)
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    growling

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Producing a growl.
  • The growling dog frightened him.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.
  • The growling from her stomach told us she was hungry.

    Verb

    (head)
  • musical device where a 'growling' sound is produced on a brass instrument by literally growling with the vocal cords while playing the note.