caterwaul caterwaul  /ˈkæ tər wɑl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
  2. (v) utter shrieks, as of cats

Usage(s):

  1. Throughout the caterwaul Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, pale-faced and tightlipped, sat imperturbably on the treasury bench.
  2. In Berlin, a grand caterwaul was raised.
  3. But Rip was reassured to encounter familiar howls the dear spittle-spraying fustian, the red-faced caterwaul, the sleazy and transparent pander, the noisome bullroar.

News

  • Inside the Beltway: So are you already dreaming of CPAC?

    For those weary of Obamacare, the State of the Union address, progressive caterwaul and ongoing talk of a Republican identity crisis: the Conservative Political Action Conference is just 36 days away. That's right. Get through the next month, and your beloved CPAC begins March 6, staged at the glittering Gaylord ...
    on January 29, 2014     Source: The Washington Times

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