A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (short, deep sound)
a. growl (of a dog or bear)
El perro de Marie tiene un gruñido muy amenazador.Marie's dog has a really menacing growl.
b. grunt (of a pig or person)
Los gruñidos de los cerdos alertaron al granjero de la presencia del ladrón.The pigs' grunts alerted the farmer of the thief's presence.
2. (groan)
a. grunt
Hasta que Adrián salga de esta etapa adolescente, tendremos que conformarnos con sus gruñidos.Until Adrian grows out of this teenage phase, a few grunts from him is the most we can hope for.
b. grumble
El discurso del candidato fue recibido con muchos gruñidos y hasta abucheos.The candidate's speech met with a lot of grumbles and even boos.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de perro)
a. growl
2. (de cerdo)
a. grunt
3. (de persona)
a. grumble
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1 [de animal] grunt; growl
dar gruñidos to grunt; growl
2 (queja) grouse (familiar); grumble
dar gruñidos to grouse (familiar); grumble
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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