howling howling  /ˈhaʊ lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a long loud emotional utterance
  2. (adj) extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers

Usage(s):

  1. One man, trying to escape from his burning car, was thrown back into it by a howling mob, and died.
  2. The dregs of the prison's life were still howling disconsolately among the debris of their possessions when the raiders turned their attention to the prison's hierarchy.
  3. JP watches in horror as a priest has several of his friends spread-eagled on squat stone, then hacks out their still-beating hearts and displays them to a howling crowd.

News

  1. Full moon activities at SWCC

    Visitors to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center can see and hear wolves howling, coyotes yipping, racoons frolicking and owls hooting under a full moon Saturday, June 22.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Fountain Hills Times

  2. Mystery on Venus: 'Super-Hurricane' Force Winds Inexplicably Get Stronger

    The howling, hurricane-force winds of Venus are blowing even faster lately, and scientists aren't sure why.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

  3. The Howling, Safety Last!, Richard Pryor box set among new home entertainment titles

    This week's reviews of what's new on Blu-ray and DVD by Matt Brunson (View From The Couch is a weekly column that reviews what's new on Blu-ray and DVD.) THE HOWLING (1981).… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

Quotes

  1. "The shot I performed, I don't think I could ever do again," Nicklaus said this week at a clinic for wounded veterans in Washington state. "I had a shot where the wind was howling from left to right and into my face. I didn't know if I could...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jack Nicklaus Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Once they got a glimpse of my expanding physique a few days ago, they have been like a pack of coyotes circling their prey whilst eerily howling with delight," Presley, 40, wrote on her blog at MySpace.com.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Lisa Marie Presley Source: Reuters Canada

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