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howl

howl

 
 
pronunciation:
haUl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: howled, howling, howls
definition 1: to utter or make a long, loud, sad sound like that of a wolf or dog.
The wolf howled at the moon.The angry baby screamed and howled for twenty minutes.
 
similar words:
cry, wail
definition 2: (informal) to laugh very loudly and with much energy.
They howled at his jokes.
synonyms:
roar
similar words:
laugh
definition 3: to express by howling.
The crowd howled its anger at the mayor.
similar words:
bellow, cry, hoot, shout, yell
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a long, loud, sad cry or sound, such as that of a wolf or dog.
We heard the howl of an old coyote.
synonyms:
yowl
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