howl definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To utter or emit an extended, mournful, plaintive noise.
    • To cry or wail loudly, like in discomfort, sorrow, or fury.
    • Slang To laugh heartily.
    • Slang To go on a spree.
    • To utter a loud, protracted, mournful noise or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
    • To utter a sound expressive of stress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
    • To make a noise resembling the weep of a wild creature.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to state or utter with a howl. See Synonyms at shout.
    • To utter with outcry.
  • noun:
    • a lengthy wailing weep.
    • A loud derisive call: the howls of an angry mob.
    • Slang One thing uproariously funny or ridiculous.
    • The protracted, mournful weep of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
    • A prolonged weep of distress or anguish; a wail.
    • The protracted, mournful cry of your pet dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
    • an extended cry of stress or anguish; a wail.
    • The cry of a dog or wolf, or any noise resembling that weep.
    • A cry of anguish or distress; a loud wail.
    • the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
    • a lengthy loud mental utterance
    • a loud sustained noise resembling the weep of a hound
  • phrasal-verb:
    • howl down To drown on or silence by loud derisive calls: The applicant was howled down on town-meeting.
  • verb:
    • To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as puppies and wolves frequently do.
    • To utter a sound expressive of discomfort or stress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
    • to produce a noise resembling the weep of a wild beast.
    • To utter with outcry.
    • weep loudly, by animals
    • make a loud noise, as of wind, liquid, or automobiles
    • laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
    • give off long noisy cries
  • others:
    • To utter a loud, prolonged, and mournful cry, as that of a dog or wolf.
    • to offer away a loud wailing sound, since the wind: as, the violent storm howls.
    • To wail; lament; make a loud mournful outcry.
    • To utter in a loud wailing tone.
    • Of an organ-pipe, same as cipher, v., 4.

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