howling

adjective
howl·​ing | \ ˈhau̇-liŋ How to pronounce howling (audio) \

Definition of howling

1 : producing or marked by a sound resembling a howl a howling storm
2 : desolate, wild a howling wilderness
3 : very great : pronounced a howling success

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Other Words from howling

howlingly adverb

Examples of howling in a Sentence

The movie was a howling success.

First Known Use of howling

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of howling was in 1599

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“Howling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howling. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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howling

adjective
How to pronounce howling (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of howling

: producing the long, low sound made by strong wind
informal : very great

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