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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 ?
It was a common trick with the boys--particularly if a stranger was present--to pretend a cramp and howl for help; then when the stranger came tearing hand over hand to the rescue, the howler would go on struggling and howling till he was close at hand, then replace the howl with a sarcastic smile and swim blandly away, while the town boys assailed the dupe with a volley of jeers and laughter.
A plain, hard-featured little man, in a long black overcoat, and holding a howler hat in his hand, bowed respectfully to Mr.
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.
The whitewashed room was pure white as of old, the methodical book-keeping was in peaceful progress as of old, and some distant howler was banging against a cell door as of old.
Two howlers from Bandari goalkeeper Faruk Shikalo allowed Wesley Onguso and Meddie Kagere to score on either side of the half to move K'Ogalo three points clear of second-placed Mathare United at the summit of the Kenyan Premier League standings.
An Garda Siochana tweeted: "Two noisy howlers arrested today after they chased a man on a bike around Finglas.
They reacted really well to them, it was brilliant to watch and all five howlers got involved as they worked to get the potato out of the holes.
After reading a 1949 paper that classified howlers based on a vocal tract bone called the hyoid, Dunn paired up with Lauren Halenar of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, who was studying the hyoid's role in howler biology.
number howlers, otherwise Alison also spotted a gaffe with the costume of Anne, the wife of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII's most trusted adviser and the central figure in Hilary Mantel's novels, which have been adapted for the BBC series.
Even the paper which has just been produced by my colleague Chris Grayling includes in it a number of howlers which are simply factually inaccurate.
Howler monkeys are among the largest of New World monkeys, with male mantled howlers weighing up to 22 pounds.