Definition of Snarl

1. Noun. A vicious angry growl.

Generic synonyms: Utterance, Vocalization



2. Verb. Utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone. "They snarl that there was a traffic accident "; "The guard snarled at us"
Exact synonyms: Snap
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize

3. Noun. An angry vicious expression.

4. Verb. Make a snarling noise or move with a snarling noise. "Bullets snarled past us"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

5. Noun. Something jumbled or confused. "A tangle of government regulations"
Exact synonyms: Maze, Tangle
Generic synonyms: Perplexity
Derivative terms: Snarly, Tangle

6. Verb. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass. "They snarl their hair "; "The child entangled the cord"
Exact synonyms: Entangle, Mat, Tangle
Generic synonyms: Distort, Twine, Twist
Specialized synonyms: Felt, Enmesh, Ensnarl, Mesh
Antonyms: Disentangle, Unsnarl
Derivative terms: Tangle

7. Verb. Make more complicated or confused through entanglements.
Exact synonyms: Embrangle, Snarl Up
Generic synonyms: Complicate, Perplex
Specialized synonyms: Snafu

Definition of Snarl

1. v. t. To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.

2. v. t. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread.

3. n. A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty.

4. v. i. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds.

5. n. The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention.

Definition of Snarl

1. Noun. A knot or complication of hair, thread, or the like, difficult to disentangle; entanglement; hence, intricate complication; embarrassing difficulty. ¹

2. Noun. The act of snarling; a growl; a surly or peevish expression; an angry contention. ¹

3. Verb. To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface. ¹

4. Verb. To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread. ¹

5. Verb. To embarrass; to insnare. ¹

6. Verb. To growl, as an angry or surly dog; to gnarl; to utter grumbling sounds. ¹

7. Verb. To speak crossly; to talk in rude, surly terms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snarl

1. to growl viciously [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snarl

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snarings
snark
snarked
snarker
snarkers
snarkier
snarkiest
snarkily
snarkiness
snarking
snarkish
snarkless
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snarky
snarl (current term)
snarl-up
snarl-ups
snarl up
snarled
snarler
snarlers
snarleth
snarlier
snarliest
snarling
snarlingly
snarlings
snarls
snarly

Literary usage of Snarl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"To snarl like a dog was formerly mar, as mentioned in the last article. ... Lay in wait to snarl him in his sermons."—Becon in Hal. snarl, a snare—Hal.; ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1825 In they goes, both on 'em, plump into a snarl o' Mohawks the supper was ... 1834 I'm afraid they'll git the Goverment in a plaguy snarl, snarl of rats ..."

3. Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed by Thomas Dolby, George Damiel, D. G., G. D., John Cumberland (1826)
"snarl. Ah, sir, you flatter me ! Scout. Not at all. Egad 1 now I recollect, I promised Mrs. Scout you should have my custom , and 1 don't care if I take a ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. contention, contest, difference, disagreement, discord; spec, quarrel, jangle, dissension, jar, strife, snarl ..."

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