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howl·ing

 (hou′lĭng)
adj.
1. Marked by the sound of howling: a howling wind.
2. Desolate; dreary: a howling wilderness.
3. Slang Very great; tremendous: a howling success.
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howling

(ˈhaʊlɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) informal (intensifier): a howling success; a howling error.
ˈhowlingly adv
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howl•ing

(ˈhaʊ lɪŋ)

adj.
1. desolate or dreary: a howling wasteland.
2. very great; tremendous: a howling triumph.
[1250–1300]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.howling - a long loud emotional utterancehowling - 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
Adj.1.howling - extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"
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Translations

howling

[ˈhaʊlɪŋ] ADJ [success] → clamoroso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

howling

[ˈhaʊlɪŋ] adj
a howling gale → un vent à décorner les bœufs
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

howling

n (of person)Gebrüll nt, → Geschrei nt; (= noisy crying, of animal) → Heulen nt, → Geheul nt; (of wind)Heulen nt; stop that child’s howling!bring das Kind zum Schweigen!
adj
(lit)heulend
(inf: = tremendous) → enorm; a howling successein Riesenerfolg m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

howling

[ˈhaʊlɪŋ] adj (wind, gale) → che ulula
howling success (fig) → successo travolgente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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