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yowl

verb \ ˈyau̇(-ə)l \

Definition of yowl

intransitive verb
1 :to utter a loud long cry of grief, pain, or distress :wail
2 :to complain or protest with or as if with yowls
transitive verb
:to express with yowling

Examples of yowl in a Sentence

  1. The cat was yowling outside.

  2. He was yowling in pain.

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Origin and Etymology of yowl

Middle English


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yowl

noun

Definition of yowl

:a loud long mournful wail or howl (as of a cat)

Examples of yowl in a Sentence

  1. the cat gave a yowl of anger

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First Known Use of yowl

15th century


YOWL Defined for English Language Learners

yowl

verb

Definition of yowl for English Language Learners

  • : to make a loud, long cry of grief, pain, or distress


YOWL Defined for Kids

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yowl

verb \ ˈyau̇l \

Definition of yowl for Students

yowled; yowling
:to utter a loud long cry (as of pain or suffering)

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yowl

noun

Definition of yowl for Students

:a loud long cry (as of pain or suffering)


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