\ ˈgau̇(ə)l, ˈgül \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gowl

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British
: howl, yell the hound dog gowled wind gowls in the chimney— R. L. Stevenson

gowl

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of gowl (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, British
: a loud cry : howl, yell burst out in kind o' gowl o' anger— S. R. Crockett

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History and Etymology for gowl

Intransitive verb

Middle English goulen, gowlen, from Old Norse gaula; akin to Old Norse geyja to bark and perhaps to Greek chaos abyss

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“Gowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gowl. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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