ADJ. low | husky, soft, throaty | aggressive, threatening The dog gave a threatening growl.
VERB + GROWL give, let out | hear
PREP. with a ~ He spoke with a deep soft growl in his throat. | ~ of The growl of the engine. > Note at SOUND
ADV. angrily, savagely ‘I'm a desperate man,’ he growled savagely. | softly, throatily
PREP. at The dog growled softly at me. | with Her stomach was growling with hunger.