Definition of 'scowl'
Example sentences containing 'scowl'
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He soon had a scowl on his face. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If it looks at you it seems to be frowning or scowling. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An old lady with a scowling face, muttering to herself. Christianity Today (2000)His foot should stamp, his throat should growl, his hair should twirl and his face should scowl. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If there is anything more pleasing than a man in a suit with a scowl on his face, we can't think of it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A costume assistant rushed over to clean her up - but couldn't wipe the scowl off her face. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'scowl'
Used Occasionally. scowl is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'scowl'
British English: scowl VERB
When someone scowls, an angry or hostile expression appears on their face.
He scowled, and slammed the door behind him.
- American English: scowl
- Brazilian Portuguese: franzir a testa
- Chinese: 作怒容
- European Spanish: fruncir el ceño
- French: se renfrogner
- German: finster dreinblicken
- Italian: accigliarsi
- Japanese: 顔をしかめる
- Korean: 얼굴을 찌푸리다
- European Portuguese: franzir a testa
- Spanish: fruncir el ceño
Definition of scowl from the Collins English Dictionary
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