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howls

noun
plural of howl

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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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howls

verb
present tense third-person singular of howl

Synonyms & Antonyms of howls (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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“Howls.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/howls. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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