Part of speech: verb

To frown deeply; look threatening; lower.

Part of speech: noun

A lowering of the brows; gloomy aspect.

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Usage examples "scowl":

  1. The air entering through the open window beside her blew the flame of the candle this way and that, and added to the nightmare character of the scene; for by the shifting light the men seemed to laugh one moment and scowl the next, and their shadows were now high and now low on the wall. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. Glavour gazed at her in astonishment and a deep scowl spread over his face. - "Giants on the Earth", Sterner St. Paul Meek.
  3. Jeffreys took a long breath, and departed with a scowl to the rear. - "A Dog with a Bad Name", Talbot Baines Reed.