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howl

 (houl)
v. howled, howl·ing, howls
v.intr.
1. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound.
2. To cry or wail loudly, as in pain, sorrow, or anger.
3. Slang To laugh heartily.
4. Slang To go on a spree.
v.tr.
To express or utter with a howl. See Synonyms at yell.
n.
1. A long wailing cry.
2. A loud derisive call: the howls of an angry mob.
3. Slang Something uproariously funny or absurd.
Phrasal Verb:
howl down
To drown out or silence by loud derisive calls: The candidate was howled down at the town meeting.

[Middle English houlen.]

howl

(haʊl)
n
1. a long plaintive cry or wail characteristic of a wolf or hound
2. a similar cry of pain or sorrow
3. slang
a. a person or thing that is very funny
b. a prolonged outburst of laughter
4. (Electronics) electronics an unwanted prolonged high-pitched sound produced by a sound-producing system as a result of feedback
vb
5. to express in a howl or utter such cries
6. (intr) (of the wind, etc) to make a wailing noise
7. (intr) informal to shout or laugh
[C14: houlen; related to Middle High German hiuweln, Middle Dutch hūlen, Danish hyle]

howl

(haʊl)
v.i.
1. (of a dog, wolf, or the like) to utter a characteristic loud, prolonged, mournful cry.
2. (of a person or animal) to utter a similar cry, as in pain or rage; wail.
3. to make a sound like an animal howling: The wind howls through the trees.
4. to utter a loud laugh or scornful yell.
v.t.
5. to utter with howls: to howl the bad news.
6. to drive or force by howls (often fol. by down): to howl down the opposition.
n.
7. the cry of a dog, wolf, or the like.
8. a cry or wail, as of pain or rage.
9. a sound like wailing: the howl of the wind.
10. a loud laugh or scornful yell.
11. something that causes a laugh or a scornful yell, as a joke or an embarrassing situation.
[1300–50; Middle English hulen, houlen; compare Middle Dutch, Middle Low German hūlen, Middle High German hiulen]

howl


Past participle: howled
Gerund: howling

Imperative
howl
howl
Present
I howl
you howl
he/she/it howls
we howl
you howl
they howl
Preterite
I howled
you howled
he/she/it howled
we howled
you howled
they howled
Present Continuous
I am howling
you are howling
he/she/it is howling
we are howling
you are howling
they are howling
Present Perfect
I have howled
you have howled
he/she/it has howled
we have howled
you have howled
they have howled
Past Continuous
I was howling
you were howling
he/she/it was howling
we were howling
you were howling
they were howling
Past Perfect
I had howled
you had howled
he/she/it had howled
we had howled
you had howled
they had howled
Future
I will howl
you will howl
he/she/it will howl
we will howl
you will howl
they will howl
Future Perfect
I will have howled
you will have howled
he/she/it will have howled
we will have howled
you will have howled
they will have howled
Future Continuous
I will be howling
you will be howling
he/she/it will be howling
we will be howling
you will be howling
they will be howling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been howling
you have been howling
he/she/it has been howling
we have been howling
you have been howling
they have been howling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been howling
you will have been howling
he/she/it will have been howling
we will have been howling
you will have been howling
they will have been howling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been howling
you had been howling
he/she/it had been howling
we had been howling
you had been howling
they had been howling
Conditional
I would howl
you would howl
he/she/it would howl
we would howl
you would howl
they would howl
Past Conditional
I would have howled
you would have howled
he/she/it would have howled
we would have howled
you would have howled
they would have howled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.howl - a long loud emotional utterancehowl - a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect"
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
2.howl - the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
3.howl - a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound; "the howl of the wind made him restless"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
squeal - a high-pitched howl
Verb1.howl - emit long loud crieshowl - emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
squall, waul, wawl - make high-pitched, whiney noises
2.howl - cry loudly, as of animalshowl - 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"
3.howl - make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"
vroom - make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
yawp, bawl - make a raucous noise
thunder - to make or produce a loud noise; "The river thundered below"; "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
4.howl - laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

howl

verb
1. bay, cry, bark, yelp, quest (used of hounds) A dog suddenly howled, baying at the moon.
2. cry, shout, scream, roar, weep, yell, cry out, wail, shriek, bellow, bawl, yelp The baby was howling for her 3am feed.
noun
1. baying, cry, bay, bark, barking, yelp, yelping, yowl It was the howl of an animal crying out in hunger.
2. cry, scream, roar, bay, wail, outcry, shriek, bellow, clamour, hoot, bawl, yelp, yowl a howl of rage

howl

verb
1. To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound:
2. To cry loudly, as a healthy child does from pain or distress:
3. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears:
4. Slang. To express great amusement or mirth:
Informal: break up.
noun
1. A long, mournful cry:
2. Slang. Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd:
Informal: hoot, joke, laugh, scream.
Slang: gas, panic, riot.
Translations
عُواء، صُراخ، عَويليَصْفُر، يَعْصِفيَعْوِييَعْوي، يَصيح
výtvytíkřičetkvíletvýbuch
hylebrølhyl
ulvoa
zavijati
süvöltüvölt
gnauîagól; ÿlfur, vælgóla; orga
遠吠えする
짖다
staugimasstūgautitiesiog juokinga klaida
brēktgaudotkaucienskauktkliedziens
kvíliťzavyť
zavijanjezavijati
yla
ร้องโหยหวน
ulumakulur gibi ses çıkarmakinlemeuğuldamakuluma

howl

[haʊl]
A. N [of animal] → aullido m; [of wind] → rugido m (fig) [of protest] → clamor m, grito m
a howl of painun alarido de dolor
howls of laughter (fig) → carcajadas fpl
with a howl of ragedando un alarido de furia
B. VI [animal] → aullar; [person] → dar alaridos; [wind] → rugir, bramar; [child] (= weep) → berrear
the dog howled all nightel perro estuvo aullando toda la noche
he howled with painaullaba de dolor, daba alaridos de dolor
to howl with laughter (fig) → reír a carcajadas
to howl with ragebramar de furia, bramar furioso
C. VT (= shout) → gritar
howl down VT + ADVhacer callar a gritos

howl

[ˈhaʊl]
n
[dog, wolf] → hurlement m
[pain, laughter] → hurlement m
His stories caused howls of laughter → Ses histoires déclenchaient des hurlements de rire.
vi
[dog, wolf] → hurler
(= weep loudly) → brailler
to howl with laughter → rire aux éclats
to howl with delight → pousser des cris de joie
[wind] → hurler

howl

n
Schrei m; (of animal, wind)Heulen nt no pl; the dog let out a howlder Hund heulte auf or jaulte; a howl of painein Schmerzensschrei m; howls of derision/ragehöhnisches/wütendes Geschrei or Gebrüll; howls of laughterbrüllendes Gelächter; howls (of protest)Protestgeschrei nt
(from loudspeaker) → Pfeifen nt no pl, → Rückkopp(e)lung f
vi
(person)brüllen, schreien; (animal)heulen, jaulen; (wind)heulen; to howl with laughterin brüllendes Gelächter ausbrechen; to howl with delightvor Freude schreien
(= weep noisily)heulen; (baby)schreien, brüllen (inf)
(Elec, loudspeaker etc) → rückkoppeln, pfeifen
vthinausbrüllen, hinausschreien; they howled their disapprovalsie äußerten lautstark ihr Missfallen

howl

[haʊl]
1. n (of animal) → ululato
a howl of pain → un urlo di dolore
a howl of protest → un grido di protesta
howls of laughter → scrosci mpl di risate
2. vi (person) → gridare, urlare; (animal, wind) → ululare; (weep) → piangere
to howl with laughter → rotolarsi dalle risate
3. vturlare
howl down vt + advzittire a forza di urla

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.

howl

يَعْوِي výt hyle heulen ουρλιάζω aullar ulvoa hurler zavijati ululare 遠吠えする 짖다 huilen ule zawyć uivar выть yla ร้องโหยหวน ulumak 嚎叫
References in classic literature ?
Then he fell back with a howl of rage, and drew slowly down the cave.
Brother, little brother, come to me,' the swifter he fled after his brothers the wolves, and the heavier grew his skin, till, with a long howl, he vanished into the depths of the forest.
Behind him, where Karataev had been sitting, the dog began to howl.
The dog leaping, bristling, whining--now did it see me coming--then did it howl again, then did it CRY:--had I ever heard a dog cry so for help?
Then a dog began to howl somewhere in a farmhouse far down the road, a long, agonized wailing, as if from fear.
Presently a dog set up a long, lugubrious howl just outside -- within ten feet of them.
Kwaque possessed a jews' harp, and, whenever the world of the Makambo and the servitude to the steward grew wearisome, he could transport himself to King William Island by thrusting the primitive instrument between his jaws and fanning weird rhythms from it with his hand, and when he thus crossed space and time, Michael sang-- or howled, rather, though his howl possessed the same soft mellowness as Jerry's.
The little boy fell to the ground and gave a hoarse, tremendous howl.
the lungs fill, and instantly discharge a shriek, or a yell, or a howl which bursts the listening ear and surprises the owner of it into saying words which would not go well with a halo if he had one.
Then the she-wolf sat down, pointed her nose at a star, and began to howl.
Yes,' said the lord of the castle, 'if you will pass the night down there in the old tower, go thither; but I warn you, it is at the peril of your life, for it is full of wild dogs, which bark and howl without stopping, and at certain hours a man has to be given to them, whom they at once devour.
They were all bush dogs or wild-dogs, and so small was their courage that their thirst and physical pain from cords drawn too tight across veins and arteries, and their dim apprehension of the fate such treatment foreboded, led them to whimper and wail and howl their despair and suffering.