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Encyclopedia > Snarl
A man snarling
A man snarling

A snarl is a facial expression, where the upper lip is raised, and the nostrils widen. It usually indicates hate or pain. Image File history File linksMetadata Snarl2006. ... Photographs from the 1862 book Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine by Guillaume Duchenne. ... Look up hate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Pain in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Snarling uses the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle. The levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle is, translated from Latin, the lifter of the upper lip and of the wing of the nose. It is the muscle with the longest name in the human body. ...


Snarl is sometimes used to mean an angry-sounding noise, e.g.:

This usage was likely started by people misunderstanding the expression "growling and snarling". The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings by the English author J.R.R. Tolkien. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as many other works. ...

The figure on the far right is snarling
The figure on the far right is snarling

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2536x3077, 494 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Snarl Sneer ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2536x3077, 494 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Snarl Sneer ...

Other uses

Snarl may also refer to several characters on the Transformers. Snarl is the name of several characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Various Transformers toys. ...


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