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Spanish Word of the Day: Gruñido

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Sonidos animales II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 3/23/2013
Word: Gruñido
(gru-ÑI-do) Sustantivo masculino
English: Grunt, growl
Etymology: Del latín grunnitus
Meaning: 1.Voz del cerdo. 2.Voz ronca del perro u otros animales cuando amenazan. 3.Sonido inarticulado, ronco, que emite una persona como señal generalmente de mal humor.
Topic:Sonidos animales II

"...lloraba rodeado del gruñido de los cerdos" (Ramón Mª del Valle-Inclán, Tirano Banderas)