Howl - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |haʊl|  American pronunciation of the word howl
Brit.  |haʊl|  British pronunciation of the word howl
- a long loud emotional utterance (syn: howling, ululation)
- the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
- a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound
- emit long loud cries (syn: roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl)
- cry loudly, as of animals (syn: yammer, yowl)
- make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles (syn: roar)
- laugh unrestrainedly and heartily (syn: roar)

Examples

The dogs were howling at the moon.

...several coyotes began howling close by as the sun went down...

The dogs howled all night.

Upstairs, one of the twins began to howl (=cry).

Somewhere, someone was howling in pain.

He makes audiences howl with laughter.

Republicans have been howling for military intervention.

He let out a howl of anguish.

There were howls of protest.

This suggestion was greeted with howls of laughter.

he gave a howl of pain

the howl of the wind made him restless

The coyotes were howling in the desert

The wind was howling in the trees

The dog's bark and howl signify very different things.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: howl
he/she/it: howls
present participle: howling
past tense: howled
past participle: howled
noun
singular: howl
plural: howls
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