howler

(redirected from Howler monkeys)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Howler monkeys: Howling monkey

howl·er

 (hou′lər)
n.
1. One that howls: a dog that is a persistent howler.
2. A howler monkey.
3. Slang A laughably stupid blunder.

howler

(ˈhaʊlə)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: howler monkey any large New World monkey of the genus Alouatta, inhabiting tropical forests in South America and having a loud howling cry
2. informal a glaring mistake
3. (Telecommunications) Brit (formerly) a device that produces a loud tone in a telephone receiver to attract attention when the receiver is incorrectly replaced
4. a person or thing that howls

howl•er

(ˈhaʊ lər)

n.
1. one that howls.
2. Also called howl′er mon`key. any large tropical American monkey of the genus Alouatta, the males of which make a howling noise.
3. a mistake, esp. an embarrassing one in speech or writing, that evokes laughter.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.howler - a joke that seems extremely funnyhowler - a joke that seems extremely funny  
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
2.howler - monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cryhowler - monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian - hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
Alouatta, genus Alouatta - howler monkeys
3.howler - a glaring blunder
blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall, bloomer - an embarrassing mistake

howler

noun (Informal) mistake, error, blunder, boob (Brit. slang), bloomer (Brit. informal), clanger (informal), malapropism, schoolboy howler, booboo (informal) I felt as if I had made an outrageous howler.
Translations
غَلْطَةٌ شَنيعَه
botanesmysl
brøler
baklövésszarvashiba
afglöp; kjánaleg mistök
aptalca yanlışlık

howler

[ˈhaʊləʳ] Nfalta f garrafal

howler

[ˈhaʊlər] ngaffe f, bourde f

howler

n (Brit inf) → Hammer m (inf), → Schnitzer m (inf); he made a real howlerda hat er sich (dat)einen Hammer geleistet (inf); stylistic howlerStilblüte f (hum)

howler

[ˈhaʊləʳ] n (fam) → abbaglio; (in homework) → strafalcione m

howl

(haul) verb
1. to make a long, loud cry. The wolves howled; He howled with pain; We howled with laughter.
2. (of wind) to make a similar sound. The wind howled through the trees.
noun
such a cry. a howl of pain; howls of laughter.
ˈhowler noun
a mistake so bad as to be funny. an exam paper full of howlers.
References in classic literature ?
At dawn and at sunset the howler monkeys screamed together and the parrakeets broke into shrill chatter, but during the hot hours of the day only the full drone of insects, like the beat of a distant surf, filled the ear, while nothing moved amid the solemn vistas of stupendous trunks, fading away into the darkness which held us in.
Rafting through the Pacuare River's narrow gorge, to Pacuare Lodge on the river bank, we could see the difference between the trees along the river gorge and those on the mountain side above, where the howler monkeys live.
The estate would suit a wildlife enthusiast as the area contains howler monkeys and ocelots, plus its beach is used by turtles to lay eggs.
A group of scientists have discovered that an evolutionary adaptation, which gave some howler monkeys louder calls to better mates, developed small testicles as a result.
For instance, spider monkeys and howler monkeys both live in groups of around 10 in the rainforests of Central and South America.
com/howler-monkeys-dead-brazil-after-yellow-fever-outbreak-2514211) Dead Howler Monkeys Leave Forest Eerily Silent
Among their topics are the role of family farms in environmental conservation in agricultural landscapes, changes in species and the genetic diversity of crops, capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris in anthropogenic environments; challenges and conflicts, howler monkeys in an urban Brazilian forest: ecology and daily feeding patterns, and wildlife and landscape geometry in silviculture landscapes.
We had already seen many birds, iguanas, turtles, and howler monkeys on our river safari.
In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, the Jaguar Rescue Center takes in howler monkeys confiscated from poachers engaged in the illegal exotic pet trade and nurtures them back to health before returning them to the wild.
Unsurprisingly, howler monkeys were absent from the squawking, chirping soundtrack that filtered through our green-tinted, junglethemed plane when I set off for Costa Rica a few days earlier.
Just after dawn, barbershop quartets of male howler monkeys echo over the canopy of Mexico's forests.