(v. i.) To utter a deep guttural sound, sa an angry dog; to give forth an angry, grumbling sound.
(v. t.) To express by growling.
(n.) The deep, threatening sound made by a surly dog; a grumbling sound.
(1) Exerting himself at high altitude has left his voice a throaty growl.
(2) Feline affective defense behavior, characterized mainly by autonomic arousal, ear retraction, growling, hissing and paw striking, was elicited by electrical stimulation of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMH).
(3) Most dogs give a series of increasingly serious warning signs before they lose their tempers: lick their lips, blink, turn their heads away, curl their lip, lower their ears, wrinkle their foreheads, and if the dog that's annoying them doesn't get the message, they may growl or bare their teeth, and if that's still not enough it will be head and chest forward, muscles flexed, and bang, you've had it.
(4) Separatists have squatted in his office, masked gunmen roam the streets with impunity, and Russia – the giant, growling neighbour – threatens to invade.
(5) There are highlights, among them the Foo Fighters' energising effect on a flagging audience, the noise the same audience makes when James Blunt appears - half cheer, half menacing low growl - and Madonna's unexpected duet with Eugene Hutz of thrillingly dissolute gypsy punks Gogol Bordello.
(6) Injections of carbachol (CCh) through a chronic cannula into the midbrain periaqueductal grey region (PAG) of the cat induced an emotional-defensive response (EDR) which was evaluated by duration and number of growls in a 30-min experimental session.
(7) Territorial males produce grunts, moans and growls during courtship.
(8) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a poem that succeeds through a series of vivid contrasts: standard English contrasting with colloquial speech; the devotion and virtue of the young knight contrasting with the growling threats of his green foe; exchanges of courtly love contrasting with none-too-subtle sexual innuendo; exquisite robes and priceless crowns contrasting with spurting blood and the steaming organs of butchered animals; polite, indoor society contrasting with the untamed, unpredictable outdoors.
(9) The kind of thing that makes me growl, "Too much film school, not enough living."
(10) The somatic and autonomic displays which accompanied defensive behavior were similar between stimuli, consisting of mydriasis, piloerection, growling, hissing and paw strikes.
(11) pupil dilatation, piloerection, retraction of the ears, arching of the back, hissing, howling and growling) known as the 'defence reaction'.
(12) That’s not what I want!’” Facebook Twitter Pinterest There’s no mad staring or growled threats with the real-life Statham.
(13) Another was interrupted by men making growling noises and pouncing gestures when she stood up to speak in a leopard-print jacket .
(14) Julianne Moore was named best actress for her performance as a demented Hollywood diva in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, while Britain's Timothy Spall won the best actor prize for his grunting, growling masterclass as marine painter JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's period drama Mr Turner .
(15) Affective defense behavior elicited from the midbrain central gray is characterized by marked vocalization such as hissing and growling, pupillary dilatation, urination and piloerection.
(16) Suddenly she disappeared behind my parked car and I heard a squeal, followed by guttural growling.
(17) Structural analysis of the upper respiratory tract of O. hannah suggests that the "growl" is produced by tracheal diverticula functioning as low-frequency resonating chambers.
(18) "It wasn't the best first half, but when it cut back to the studio and they were moaning and groaning and saying there was nothing to say about the game it kind of made me growl at the TV wishing I'd been paid to go on holiday by work to do the slightest bit of analysis.
(19) DLH injections within a greater extent of the PAG elicited other facio-vocal changes characteristic of defence, such as hissing or growling, but these were not accompanied by significant cardiovascular changes.
(20) Jack Whitehall won king of comedy for the third year running, and I found myself shouting out “shame!” and, inexplicably, “class war!” When the filming ended people started asking me to do interviews, but I growled them away because he’d gone and I was just me.
(v. i.) To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n.
(n.) To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
(n.) To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
(v. t.) To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
(v. t.) To address in a whisper, or low voice.
(v. t.) To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
(n.) A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that employs only breath sound without tone, friction against the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid cartilages taking the place of the vibration of the cords that produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound produced by such friction as distinguished from breath sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 153, 154.
(n.) A cautious or timorous speech.
(n.) Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation.
(n.) A low, sibilant sound.
(1) No changes for either side, but Zinedine Zidane has been whispering into Cristiano Ronaldo's ear as he retakes the pitch.
(2) This group includes patients with adductor involvement (phonatory dystonia, recurrent laryngeal nerve section failure, respiratory dystonia) and those with abductor involvement (whispering dystonia).
(3) Wide-eyed, tentative and much given to confidences – her voice falls to an eager whisper when she's really dishing – she seems far younger than her years.
(4) Owing to ill health that she'd rather remained a private matter, Yaqoob stepped down as a Birmingham councillor last year, but there are now whispers about her possible arrival in the House of Commons.
(5) Just a whisper between us, its about time some of the old guard got a hoot under their perch.
(6) Read more Like everyone on the Tour, Sharapova will have heard locker-room whispers of skulduggery, real or imagined.
(7) He survived, and The Horse Whisperer became the stuff of literary legend, one of the bestselling books of all time and a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford.
(8) Yet the whole thing was sly and subversive, for it whispered, see, see what you have been missing.
(9) They whisper encouragement to each other, to gee themselves up.
(10) The only sound was the breeze whispering to the grass: splendour in solitude.
(11) "He must go for the sake of Libya," is a view expressed in whispers.
(12) He shook his head from side to side, whispering or humming the same three-note tune.
(13) And, whisper it, but I don’t even think his ideas are that radical!” Obviously the huge battleground, despite all these gains and every fresh poll, is middle England.
(14) A month or so ago a whispering campaign, which at one point appeared to emanate from senior figures in Downing Street, suggested that Crosby had placed the usually sunny David Cameron into a straitjacket emblazoned with the words “long-term economic plan”, which he found frustrating.
(15) After months of whisperings, the Post confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday morning .
(16) Or, whisper it, even spent on new artists who could attract an audience back to music, an audience bored by the quick return, integrity-free pop designed to separate pre-teens from their pocket money.
(17) Like Jay and Hill, they have taken conventional wisdom and whispered a quick apology in its left ear before hitting it hard where it hurts.
(18) And it is whispered that Farah’s wife Tania plays a increasingly dominant role in guiding her husband’s career too.
(19) I half expected it to end with the Houser brothers dressed as Papa Lazarou from League of Gentlemen staring into the camera and whispering seductively, "you all live in Los Santos now".
(20) And then he hands over to Marc Bolland ( "well done, well done" someone whispers as Swannell takes his seat ).