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yowl

 (youl)
v. yowled, yowl·ing, yowls
v.intr.
To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
v.tr.
To say or utter with a yowl.
n.
A long loud mournful cry; a wail.

[Middle English yowlen, probably of imitative origin .]

yowl

(jaʊl)
vb
to express with or produce a loud mournful wail or cry; howl
n
a loud mournful cry; wail or howl
[C13: from Old Norse gaula; related to German jaulen; see yawl2]
ˈyowler n

yowl

(yaʊl)

v. yowled, yowl•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl.
n.
2. a yowling cry; a howl.
[1175–1225; Middle English yu(he)le, yule, youle]
yowl′er, n.

yowl


Past participle: yowled
Gerund: yowling

Imperative
yowl
yowl
Present
I yowl
you yowl
he/she/it yowls
we yowl
you yowl
they yowl
Preterite
I yowled
you yowled
he/she/it yowled
we yowled
you yowled
they yowled
Present Continuous
I am yowling
you are yowling
he/she/it is yowling
we are yowling
you are yowling
they are yowling
Present Perfect
I have yowled
you have yowled
he/she/it has yowled
we have yowled
you have yowled
they have yowled
Past Continuous
I was yowling
you were yowling
he/she/it was yowling
we were yowling
you were yowling
they were yowling
Past Perfect
I had yowled
you had yowled
he/she/it had yowled
we had yowled
you had yowled
they had yowled
Future
I will yowl
you will yowl
he/she/it will yowl
we will yowl
you will yowl
they will yowl
Future Perfect
I will have yowled
you will have yowled
he/she/it will have yowled
we will have yowled
you will have yowled
they will have yowled
Future Continuous
I will be yowling
you will be yowling
he/she/it will be yowling
we will be yowling
you will be yowling
they will be yowling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yowling
you have been yowling
he/she/it has been yowling
we have been yowling
you have been yowling
they have been yowling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yowling
you will have been yowling
he/she/it will have been yowling
we will have been yowling
you will have been yowling
they will have been yowling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yowling
you had been yowling
he/she/it had been yowling
we had been yowling
you had been yowling
they had been yowling
Conditional
I would yowl
you would yowl
he/she/it would yowl
we would yowl
you would yowl
they would yowl
Past Conditional
I would have yowled
you would have yowled
he/she/it would have yowled
we would have yowled
you would have yowled
they would have yowled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yowl - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)yowl - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
Verb1.yowl - cry loudly, as of animalsyowl - cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.yowl - utter shrieks, as of catsyowl - utter shrieks, as of cats    
pipe, shriek, shrill, pipe up - utter a shrill cry

yowl

verb
1. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound:
2. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears:
3. To cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress:
noun
A long, mournful cry:
Translations

yowl

[jaʊl]
A. N [of animal] → aullido m; [of person] → alarido m
B. VI [animal] → aullar; [person] → dar alaridos

yowl

n (of person, wolf)Heulen nt no pl; (of dog)Jaulen nt no pl; (of cat)Maunzen nt; to give a yowlheulen; → jaulen; → maunzen
vi (person)heulen; (dog)jaulen; (cat)kläglich miauen

yowl

[jaʊl]
1. n (of dog, person) → latrato; (of cat) → miagolio
2. vi (see n) → latrare; (XXX) → miagolare
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