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Related to caterwaul: miaows
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.
A shrill, discordant sound.
[Middle English *caterwawlen : *cater, tomcat; akin to Low German kater + wawlen, wrawlen, to yowl (ultimately of imitative origin).]
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to make a yowling noise, as a cat on heat
a shriek or yell made by or sounding like a cat on heat
[C14: of imitative origin]
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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]
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Past participle: caterwauled
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|Noun||1.||caterwaul - the yowling sound made by a cat in heat|
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
|Verb||1.||caterwaul - utter shrieks, as of cats|
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vi → jaulen
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caterwaul[ˈkætəˌwɔːl] vi (person, cat) → miagolare
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