Definition of growling in US English:

growling

adjective

  • 1(of an animal, especially a dog) making a low guttural sound in the throat that indicates hostility.

    ‘putting his hand in front of a growling dog was a dumb thing to do’
    1. 1.1 (of a person's voice) low and grating, typically in a way that expresses hostility or anger.
      ‘“LISTEN!” a growling voice said’

noun

  • A low guttural noise made in the throat, especially by a dog, to indicate hostility.

    ‘hearing that growling was so scary’

Pronunciation

growling

/ˈɡrouliNG//ˈɡraʊlɪŋ/