Howl is defined as to cry out in pain, or loudly call out for others.(verb)
An example of howl is the a dog making a loud and drawn out cry after hearing a fire engine siren.
The definition of a howl is a long and loud drawn out cry.(noun)
An example of a howl is the noise a person would make after dropping something very heavy on their foot.
See howl in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hulen, akin to Ger heulen < IE echoic base *kāu- > Sans kāuti, (it) cries, OHG hūwila, owl
See howl in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb howled, howl·ing, howls verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English houlen.
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