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howl

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of howl

  1. 1 a crying out in grief <the agonized howl of the grief-stricken parents rose toward heaven> Synonyms groan, lament, keen, lamentation, moan, plaint, wailRelated Words cry, sob, tears; agonizing, grieving, mourning, sorrowing, suffering, weeping; hand-wringing, regret; complaint, cri de coeur, outcry, protest; anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, sorrow, woeNear Antonyms cheering, laughing, smilingAntonyms exultation, rejoicing

  2. 2 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion <heard howls of laughter from the children watching the clown's silly antics> Synonyms cry, holler, hoot, shout, whoop, yell, yowlRelated Words ejaculation, interjection; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeak, squeal, yelp; bawl, bellow, clamor, outcry, roar; caterwaul, plaint, wailNear Antonyms mumble, murmur, mutter; gasp, whimper, whisper

  3. 3 a violent shouting <the crowd raised a howl when the notorious murderer appeared at the courthouse door> Synonyms clamor, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, noise, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar, vociferationRelated Words clangor, din, jangle, racket; cri de coeur, outburst, protestNear Antonyms mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuring, rumble, rumbling




howl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of howl

  1. 1 to make a long loud mournful sound <several coyotes began howling close by as the sun went down> <the wind howled on the open plain> Synonyms bay, keen, ululate, wail, yowl Related Words bawl, caterwaul, scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yawp (or yaup), yell, yelp

  2. 2 to cry out loudly and emotionally <the boy howled in pain when his baby sister bit him> Synonyms scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yelp, yellRelated Words bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferateNear Antonyms murmur, mutter, whisper




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