|Origin:||snar 'to snarl' (1500-1600), from the sound.|
|Origin:||snarl 'net for catching things' (14-19 centuries), from SNARE1|
if an animal snarls, it makes a low angry sound and shows its teeth [↪ growl]
The dog growled and snarled at me.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to speak or say something in a nasty, angry way:
'Shut up,' he snarled.
3 [transitive usually passive] also snarl up British EnglishTTCTTR
to prevent traffic from moving:
Traffic snarled up on both sides of the road.
—snarl noun [countable]
an angry snarl