how to pronounce growling


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the above transcription of growling is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

growling is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of growling


  1. The technique of producing a low-pitched growling or rumbling sound on a wind instrument.
  2. A sustained instance of growls or guttural noises.


  1. Producing a growl.


  1. Present participle of growl.

growling frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word growling occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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