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Growled vs Snarled - What's the difference?

growled | snarled |

As verbs the difference between growled and snarled

is that growled is (growl) while snarled is (snarl).




  • (growl)

  • growl


    Alternative forms

    * (l) (dialectal) * (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • The deep, threatening sound made in the throat by an animal; a grumbling sound.
  • The sound made by a hungry stomach.
  • Derived terms

    * death growl


    (en verb)
  • To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry animal; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
  • The dog growled at me as I walked past.
  • To express (something) by growling.
  • The old man growled his displeasure at the postman.
  • (software) To send a user a message via the software library.
  • snarled



  • (snarl)
  • Anagrams




    (wikipedia snarl)


    (en noun)
  • A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.
  • The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.
  • A growl, as of an angry or surly dog, or similar; grumbling sounds
  • Synonyms

    * (entangled situation) imbroglio


    (en verb)
  • To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
  • To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots.
  • to snarl a skein of thread
  • * Spenser
  • And from her back her garments she did tear, / And from her head oft rent her snarled hair
  • To embarrass; to ensnare.
  • * Latimer
  • [the] question that they would have snarled him with
  • To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
  • To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
  • * Dryden
  • It is malicious and unmanly to snarl at the little lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands not exempted.


    * unsnarl


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