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howling

adjective

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howling

verb
present participle of howl

Synonyms & Antonyms of howling (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 howling was in 1599

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“Howling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/howling. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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