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[n] a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"
[n] a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound; "the howl of the wind made him restless"
[n] the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
[v] laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
[v] make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"
[v] emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
[v] cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert"


howling - (2 syllables), roar - (1 syllables), roar - (1 syllables), ululate - (3 syllables), ululation - (4 syllables), wail - (1 syllables), wrawl - (2 syllables), yammer - (2 syllables), yawl - (1 syllables), yowl - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Howl\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Howled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Howling}.] [OE. houlen, hulen; akin to D. huilen, MHG. hiulen, hiuweln, OHG. hiuwil[=o]n to exult, h?wo owl, Dan. hyle to howl.]
1. To utter a loud, protraced, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do. And dogs in corners set them down to howl. --Drayton. Methought a legion of foul fiends Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears. --Shak.
2. To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail. Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand. --Is. xiii.
3. To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast. Wild howled the wind. --Sir W. Scott. {Howling monkey}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Howler},
2. {Howling wilderness}, a wild, desolate place inhabited only by wild beasts. --Deut. xxxii.
\Howl\, v. t. To utter with outcry. ``Go . . . howl it out in deserts.'' --Philips.
\Howl\, n.
1. The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
2. A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.