Howl meaning

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To cry or wail loudly, as in pain, sorrow, or anger.
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Howl is defined as to cry out in pain, or loudly call out for others.

An example of howl is the a dog making a loud and drawn out cry after hearing a fire engine siren.

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The definition of a howl is a long and loud drawn out cry.

An example of a howl is the noise a person would make after dropping something very heavy on their foot.

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(slang) To laugh heartily.
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To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
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To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound.
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(slang) To go on a spree.
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To express or utter with a howl.
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A loud derisive call.

The howls of an angry mob.

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(slang) Something uproariously funny or absurd.
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To utter the long, loud, wailing cry of wolves, dogs, etc.
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To make a sound like this.

The wind howls.

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To shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
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To utter with a howl or howls.
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To drive or effect by howling.
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A long wailing cry.
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Any similar sound.
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(informal) Something hilarious.
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The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
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To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
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To utter with outcry.

To howl derision.

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A long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.
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A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
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To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
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To utter a sound expressive of pain or distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
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howl down
  • to drown out with shouts of scorn or anger
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someone's night to howl
  • someone's time for unrestrained pleasure
    It was his night to howl.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

howl down
someone's night to howl

Origin of howl

  • Middle English houlen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English (c.1220) houlen, probably imitative

    From Wiktionary