verb \ˈya(-ə)l\

: to make a loud, long cry of grief, pain, or distress

Full Definition of YOWL

intransitive verb
:  to utter a loud long cry of grief, pain, or distress :  wail
:  to complain or protest with or as if with yowls
transitive verb
:  to express with yowling

Examples of YOWL

  1. The cat was yowling outside.
  2. He was yowling in pain.

Origin of YOWL

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century



Definition of YOWL

:  a loud long mournful wail or howl (as of a cat)

Examples of YOWL

  1. <the cat gave a yowl of anger>

First Known Use of YOWL

15th century

Rhymes with YOWL


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