howl howl  /ˈhaʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a long loud emotional utterance
  2. (n) the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
  3. (n) a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound
  4. (v) emit long loud cries
  5. (v) cry loudly, as of animals
  6. (v) make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
  7. (v) laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

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Usage(s):

  1. Gibson finally lets out a tortured howl, digs vainly for a cigarette in his empty pack of Camels and turns the set into his own Thunderdome.
  2. It was South Carolina's turn to howl next.
  3. Her singing style has settled into a kind of modified Moorish that can develop into a frightening, savage howl or sink into a sweet whisper.

News

  1. Tarpon queen, birthday girl take first in Ladies Howl

    BY MARCY SHORTUSE - Jill Chatham and the Jill Marie team had no idea whatsoever they had won first place in the 5th annual Ladies Howl at the Moon Tarpon Tournament until they heard Smitty, the head judge, role call the boats and fish caught near the end of the tournament.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Boca Beacon

  2. Silvia School fifth-grader takes top spot at spelling bee

    The first round of the 25th annual Fall River Public Schools Fifth Grade Spelling Bee went swiftly and easily with all 39 children correctly spelling their word. They spelled “beam,” “fright,” “trout,” “mayor,” “foolish,” motel,” “remain,” “divide,” “soak,” “invent,” “burst,” “moss,” “howl,” “table,” and more.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

  3. Around Town: Who's playing out in the Erie area, June 6 - 12

    WOMAPALOOZA, WORLD OF MUSIC: Pothole, Joose, Good Weather For Ducks, Breckenwood, Glenn Rankin, Polaris Breach. 10:30 a.m. SLUGGER'S BLOCK PARTY:. Lucky Dog, Thirst 'n' Howl. 6 p.m.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

Quotes

  • "You may succeed in silencing one man. But a howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr. Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done," Litvinenko said in a statement read out by...
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Alexander Litvinenko Source: Reuters

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