Growl and Roll


Growl verb - To make a long loud deep noise or cry.
Usage example: the neighbor's dog growls every time we pass the house

Roll is a synonym for growl in resound topic. In some cases you can use "Roll" instead the word "Growl" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like animal-like sound, sounds.

Nearby Words: growled, growling, growler


Roll verb - To make a low heavy rolling sound.
Usage example: thunder rolling in the distance

Growl is a synonym for roll in resound topic. You can use "Growl" instead the word "Roll" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as thunder, rumble, sounds.

Nearby Words: rolled, rolling, roller, rollback, rollover

Common collocations

time growl time roll time
way growl way roll way
words growl words roll words

Both words in one sentence

  • In the episode, "Killer Queen", a fat camp counselor does a roll call for the fat kids in the cabin who indicate their presence by having their stomachs growl.
  • The past year Derek Hale had made it blatantly obvious that he hated his scrawny guts, taking every given opportunity to shove him up against a wall, growl threats in his ears and roll his eyes whenever he stepped into the room, muttering some snide comment about how spastic or idiotic he was.
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Roll or Growl. 2016. Accessed March 27, 2023.
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