howl

DEFINITIONS OF: howl

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v cry loudly, as of animals

“The coyotes were howling in the desert”
Synonyms:
wrawl, yammer, yowl
Type of:
emit, let loose, let out, utter
express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

v emit long loud cries

howl with sorrow”
Synonyms:
roar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl
Types:
squall, waul, wawl
make high-pitched, whiney noises
Type of:
call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell
utter a sudden loud cry

v make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

“The wind was howling in the trees”
Synonyms:
roar
Types:
vroom
make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
bawl, yawp
make a raucous noise
thunder
to make or produce a loud noise
Type of:
make noise, noise, resound
emit a noise

v laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

Synonyms:
roar
Type of:
express joy, express mirth, laugh
produce laughter

n the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf

Type of:
cry
the characteristic utterance of an animal

n a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound

“the howl of the wind made him restless”
Types:
squeal
a high-pitched howl
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

n a long loud emotional utterance

“he gave a howl of pain”
howls of laughter”
“their howling had no effect”
Synonyms:
howling, ululation
Type of:
utterance, vocalization
the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
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