to utter a long, mournful cry; howl
Origin of yowlMiddle English goulen, youlen ; from Old Norse gaula, to howl
such a cry
verbyowled, yowl·ing, yowls
To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
To say or utter with a yowl.
A long loud mournful cry; a wail.
Origin of yowlMiddle English yowlen, probably of imitative origin .
(third-person singular simple present yowls, present participle yowling, simple past and past participle yowled)
- (intransitive) Utter a yowl.
- Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.