Howl Definition

houl
howled, howling, howls
verb
howled, howling, howls
To utter the long, loud, wailing cry of wolves, dogs, etc.
Webster's New World
To drive or effect by howling.
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To utter a similar cry of pain, anger, grief, etc.
Webster's New World
To make a sound like this.
The wind howls.
Webster's New World
To utter with a howl or howls.
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noun
howls
A long, loud, wailing cry of a wolf, dog, etc.
Webster's New World
A loud derisive call.
The howls of an angry mob.
American Heritage
Any similar sound.
Webster's New World
Something hilarious.
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idiom
howl down
  • to drown out with shouts of scorn or anger
Webster's New World
someone's night to howl
  • someone's time for unrestrained pleasure

    it was his night to howl

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Other Word Forms of Howl

Noun

Singular:
howl
Plural:
howls

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Howl

  • howl down
  • someone's night to howl

Origin of Howl

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English houlen

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

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