As nouns the difference between growl and whimper
is that growl
is the deep, threatening sound made in the throat by an animal; a grumbling sound while whimper
is a low intermittent sob.
As verbs the difference between growl and whimper
is that growl
is to utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry animal; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound while whimper
is to cry or sob softly and intermittently.
* (l) (dialectal)
* (l) (obsolete)
The deep, threatening sound made in the throat by an animal; a grumbling sound.
The sound made by a hungry stomach.
* death growl
To utter a deep guttural sound, as an angry animal; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
To express (something) by growling.
- The dog growled at me as I walked past.
(software) To send a user a message via the software library.
- The old man growled his displeasure at the postman.
A low intermittent sob.
To cry or sob softly and intermittently.
* 1886 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde)
- The lonely puppy began to whimper as soon as we left the room.
To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain.
- At the sight of Mr. Utterson, the housemaid broke into hysterical whimpering ; and the cook, crying out "Bless God! it's Mr. Utterson," ran forward as if to take him in her arms.
To say something in a whimpering manner.
- Was there ever yet preacher but there were gainsayers that spurned, that winced, that whimpered against him?
- "Master, please don't punish me!" he whimpered .
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