howler

noun
howl·​er | \ ˈhau̇-lər How to pronounce howler (audio) \

Definition of howler

b : one that howls
2 : a humorous and ridiculous blunder

Examples of howler in a Sentence

The article was full of howlers.
Recent Examples on the Web But honestly, Richards’s howler of a performance isn’t even the main problem here. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 8 Oct. 2021 Wake before dawn to the sound of howler monkeys and drive 90 minutes south through virgin forest to Calakmul, once a rival to Tikal in Guatemala and awmong the mightiest cities of the classical Mayan world. Michael Snyder, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Sep. 2021 As is common with howler monkeys, Marlie has been clinging to mother Charlie since birth. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 According to some former guests, a nearby family of six howler monkeys can be heard at dawn and near dusk. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 26 July 2021 As is common with howler monkeys, Marlie has been clinging to mother Charlie since birth. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 As is common with howler monkeys, Marlie has been clinging to mother Charlie since birth. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 As is common with howler monkeys, Marlie has been clinging to mother Charlie since birth. Chron, 6 Aug. 2021 Rendezvous with playful howler monkeys, shy sloths and a kaleidoscopic menagerie of resplendent birds. Laura Manske, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of howler

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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11 Oct 2021

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“Howler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howler. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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howler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of howler

: a stupid but funny mistake or error

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