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howl

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of howl

  1. 1 a crying out in grief the agonized howl of the grief-stricken parents rose toward heaven Synonyms groan, lament, keen, lamentation, moan, plaint, wailRelated Words cry, sob, tears; agonizing, grieving, mourning, sorrowing, suffering, weeping; hand-wringing, regret; complaint, cri de coeur, outcry, protest; anguish, dolor, grief, heartache, heartbreak, sorrow, woeNear Antonyms cheering, laughing, smilingAntonyms exultation, rejoicing

  2. 2 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion heard howls of laughter from the children watching the clown's silly antics Synonyms cry, holler, hoot, shout, whoop, yell, yowlRelated Words ejaculation, interjection; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeak, squeal, yelp; bawl, bellow, clamor, outcry, roar; caterwaul, plaint, wailNear Antonyms mumble, murmur, mutter; gasp, whimper, whisper

  3. 3 a violent shouting the crowd raised a howl when the notorious murderer appeared at the courthouse door Synonyms clamor, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, noise, outcry, roar, tumult, uproar, vociferationRelated Words clangor, din, jangle, racket; cri de coeur, outburst, protestNear Antonyms mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuring, rumble, rumbling


howl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of howl

  1. 1 to make a long loud mournful sound several coyotes began howling close by as the sun went down the wind howled on the open plain Synonyms bay, keen, ululate, wail, yowl Related Words bawl, caterwaul, scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yawp (or yaup), yell, yelp

  2. 2 to cry out loudly and emotionally the boy howled in pain when his baby sister bit him Synonyms scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yelp, yellRelated Words bay, caterwaul, keen, squawk, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; bawl, call, cry, holler, shout, thunder, vociferateNear Antonyms murmur, mutter, whisper


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