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how ling

  • n  a long loud emotional utterance
    their howling had no effect
  • v  emit long loud cries
  • v  cry loudly, as of animals
    The coyotes were howling in the desert
  • v  make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
    The wind was howling in the trees
  • v  laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
  • s  extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    a howling success

  • Says Charles Rosenberg, a stockbroker in suburban Sherman Oaks: "At 10:30 at night, it is always the same thing: the howling begins, then the bloodcurdling screams, then silence.
  • One man, trying to escape from his burning car, was thrown back into it by a howling mob, and died.
  • 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.
News & Articles


  • Jack Nicklaus in The Associated Press
    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...
  • Lisa Marie Presley in Reuters Canada
    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

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