An example of howl is the a dog making a loud and drawn out cry after hearing a fire engine siren.
An example of a howl is the noise a person would make after dropping something very heavy on their foot.
The howls of an angry mob.
The wind howls.
- to drown out with shouts of scorn or anger
- someone's time for unrestrained pleasureIt was his night to howl.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of howl
- Middle English houlen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English (c.1220) houlen, probably imitative