yowl definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
to utter a long, mournful cry; howl
Origin: Middle English goulen, youlen ; from Old Norse gaula, to howl
such a cry
yowl definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb yowled, yowl·ing, yowls verb, intransitive
To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.verb, transitive
To say or utter with a yowl.noun
A long loud mournful cry; a wail.
Origin: Middle English yowlen, probably of imitative origin .