howler monkey

noun

Definition of howler monkey

: any of a genus (Alouatta) of South and Central American monkeys that have a long prehensile tail and enlargement of the hyoid bone and expansion of the larynx enabling them to make loud howling noises

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Examples of howler monkey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The howler monkey is a cartoonish creature, big and loud, and can be found hiding in the jungle canopy. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 7 May 2022 The property is tucked into 22,000 acres of lush jungle, with in-room bathtubs and showers that offer treetop (and howler monkey) views, not to mention a funicular to take you down to explore the Rio Grande. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 14 Dec. 2021 The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 The Houston Zoo on Wednesday announced the arrival of a howler monkey named Marlie. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of howler monkey

1932, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

21 May 2022

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“Howler monkey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howler%20monkey. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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