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growl

Jazz an effect resembling a growl, produced at the back of the throat when playing a wind instrument

growl

[grau̇l]
(geophysics)
Noise heard when strata are subjected to great pressure.

Growl

Notification software for Mac OS X applications. Web browsers, download managers, e-mail clients and other programs employ Growl to display a small pop-up window that alerts the user to some event such as new mail or a completed download. Users can choose the Growl's window style and degree of translucency. For more information, visit www.growl.info.
References in classic literature ?
The great Newfoundland received them most affably but instead of saying "good-bye he startled the Head-growler into giving three savage growls, by announcing that he would escort them himself.
Then Zeb, in a spirit of mischief, uttered a growl like that of the bears, and Jim pricked up his ears and fairly flew.
Also, when I am angry, my eyes flash fire, whether I growl or not.
From the lips of the ape-man broke a rumbling growl of warning.
As the panther came to all fours again upon the little platform, Tarzan un-slung his heavy spear and prodded at the snarling face, and as Sheeta warded off the blows, the two continued their horrid duet of blood-curdling roars and growls.
No whimper, nor sound, nor sign of fear, came from Jerry--only choking growls of ferociousness, intermingled with snarls of anger, and a belligerent up-clawing of hind-legs.
As we stood there for a moment, spellbound by the sight of those fearsome creatures occupying the very thrones of the sovereigns of England, the low growl was repeated, and a great male rose slowly to his feet.
As he came his upper lip curled into a snarl, exposing his fighting fangs, and a deep growl rumbled from his cavernous chest.
And each time the joyful bark that trembled in Buck's throat was twisted into a savage growl.
Her hand went out gingerly, and the growl rose in volume and key till it culminated in a snap.
There was a chorus of deep growls, and a young wolf in his fourth year flung back Shere Khan's question to Akela: "What have the Free People to do with a man's cub?
At sight of the men the beasts looked up with menacing growls, but Tarzan strode in among them, dragging the trembling Wagambi with him.