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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.
The results of our study may contribute to the baseline knowledge of intestinal parasites infecting howler monkeys and aid in the understanding of patterns of parasitism in A.
And even though keeper Tim Howard blamed the sticky Wembley pitch for the Frenchman's howler, Distin shouldered the blame.
Telecomms software provider Howler Technologies announced on Wednesday (6 February) that its mobile conference calling solution, ROK Talk, has been licensed to China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), a company created after the former Paktel, a Pakistani operator, was acquired by China Mobile, a mobile service provider.
Remember, that was the night Paul Scholes had a perfectly good goal disallowed for Manchester United before Mourinho's Porto sneaked a late winner at Old Trafford thanks to a howler from Red Devils goalie Tim Howard.
SHOCKING referee and Andy O'Brien's howler meant there was no way back against an average side ( LUGSY BALL.
Red howler monkeys hoot and holler ominously to mark their territories.
Buzzing from the organ effectively suggested a queen bee, and a snare drum gave the howler monkey his martial personality.