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yowl

yowl

 
pronunciation:
yaUl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: yowled, yowling, yowls
definition: to give forth a loud, plaintive, or distressed cry or wail.
The pain of its injury made the dog yowl.The child yowled when his mother left him at the daycare center.
synonyms:
howl, wail
similar words:
bawl, bellow, bray, caterwaul, cry, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squeal, ululate, whine, yelp
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part of speech: noun
definition: a plaintive or distressed cry or howl.
We heard the yowl of the cat and knew it had been hurt.
synonyms:
howl, wail
similar words:
bawl, bellow, bray, caterwaul, cry, lament, scream, screech, shout, shriek, squeal, whine, yelp
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derivation: yowler (n.)
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