how to pronounce snarl


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the above transcription of snarl 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.

snarl is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of snarl in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and a bit of a snarl ear exhaust out the …”

meanings of snarl


  1. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots.
  2. To place in an embarrassing situation; to ensnare; to make overly complicated.
  3. To be congested in traffic, or to make traffic congested.
  4. To growl angrily by gnashing or baring the teeth; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.
  5. To complain angrily; to utter growlingly.
  6. To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms.
  7. To become entangled.
  8. To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.


  1. A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle.
  2. A squabble.
  3. An intricate complication; a problematic difficulty; a knotty or tangled situation.
  4. A slow-moving traffic jam.
  5. A growl, for example that of an angry or surly dog, or similar; grumbling sounds.
  6. The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.

snarl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word snarl occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

topics snarl can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that snarl can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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