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howl

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a crying out in grief
  • we had to endure the puppy's mournful howls on her first night in our house

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2 a loud vocal expression of strong emotion
  • heard howls of laughter from the children watching the clown's silly antics

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3 a violent shouting
  • the crowd let out a howl of protest over the referee's call

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howl

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of howl (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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2 to cry out loudly and emotionally
  • the boy howled in pain when his baby sister bit him

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The first known use of howl was in the 14th century

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“Howl.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/howl. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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