caterwaul


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cat·er·waul

 (kăt′ər-wôl′)
intr.v. cat·er·wauled, cat·er·waul·ing, cat·er·wauls
1. To cry or screech like a cat in heat.
2. To make a shrill, discordant sound.
3. To have a noisy argument.
n.
A shrill, discordant sound.

[Middle English *caterwawlen : *cater, tomcat; akin to Low German kater + wawlen, wrawlen, to yowl (ultimately of imitative origin).]

caterwaul

(ˈkætəˌwɔːl)
vb (intr)
to make a yowling noise, as a cat on heat
n
a shriek or yell made by or sounding like a cat on heat
[C14: of imitative origin]
ˈcaterˌwauler n

cat•er•waul

(ˈkæt ərˌwɔl)

v.i.
1. to utter long wailing cries, as cats in rutting time.
2. to utter a similar sound; howl or screech.
3. to quarrel like cats.
n.
4. the cry of a cat in rutting time.
5. any similar sound.
Also, cat′er•waul`ing.
[1350–1400; Middle English cater(wawen) (cater tomcat (< Middle Dutch) + wawen to howl, Old English wāwan to blow, said of the wind) + waul, variant of wail]
cat′er•waul′er, n.

caterwaul


Past participle: caterwauled
Gerund: caterwauling

Imperative
caterwaul
caterwaul
Present
I caterwaul
you caterwaul
he/she/it caterwauls
we caterwaul
you caterwaul
they caterwaul
Preterite
I caterwauled
you caterwauled
he/she/it caterwauled
we caterwauled
you caterwauled
they caterwauled
Present Continuous
I am caterwauling
you are caterwauling
he/she/it is caterwauling
we are caterwauling
you are caterwauling
they are caterwauling
Present Perfect
I have caterwauled
you have caterwauled
he/she/it has caterwauled
we have caterwauled
you have caterwauled
they have caterwauled
Past Continuous
I was caterwauling
you were caterwauling
he/she/it was caterwauling
we were caterwauling
you were caterwauling
they were caterwauling
Past Perfect
I had caterwauled
you had caterwauled
he/she/it had caterwauled
we had caterwauled
you had caterwauled
they had caterwauled
Future
I will caterwaul
you will caterwaul
he/she/it will caterwaul
we will caterwaul
you will caterwaul
they will caterwaul
Future Perfect
I will have caterwauled
you will have caterwauled
he/she/it will have caterwauled
we will have caterwauled
you will have caterwauled
they will have caterwauled
Future Continuous
I will be caterwauling
you will be caterwauling
he/she/it will be caterwauling
we will be caterwauling
you will be caterwauling
they will be caterwauling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caterwauling
you have been caterwauling
he/she/it has been caterwauling
we have been caterwauling
you have been caterwauling
they have been caterwauling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caterwauling
you will have been caterwauling
he/she/it will have been caterwauling
we will have been caterwauling
you will have been caterwauling
they will have been caterwauling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caterwauling
you had been caterwauling
he/she/it had been caterwauling
we had been caterwauling
you had been caterwauling
they had been caterwauling
Conditional
I would caterwaul
you would caterwaul
he/she/it would caterwaul
we would caterwaul
you would caterwaul
they would caterwaul
Past Conditional
I would have caterwauled
you would have caterwauled
he/she/it would have caterwauled
we would have caterwauled
you would have caterwauled
they would have caterwauled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caterwaul - the yowling sound made by a cat in heatcaterwaul - the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.caterwaul - utter shrieks, as of catscaterwaul - utter shrieks, as of cats    
pipe, shriek, shrill, pipe up - utter a shrill cry

caterwaul

verb
To quarrel noisily:
Translations

caterwaul

[ˈkætəwɔːl] VI [person] → aullar; [cat] → maullar

caterwaul

vijaulen

caterwaul

[ˈkætəˌwɔːl] vi (person, cat) → miagolare
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