- to utter the long, loud, wailing cry of wolves, dogs, etc.
- to utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
- to make a sound like this: the wind howls
- to shout or laugh in scorn, mirth, etc.
Origin of howlMiddle English hulen, akin to German heulen from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form k?u- from source Sanskrit k?uti, (it) cries, Old High German h?wila, owl
- to utter with a howl or howls
- to drive or effect by howling
- a long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.
- any similar sound
- Informal something hilarious
someone's night to howl