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v. yowled, yowl·ing, yowls
To utter a long loud mournful cry; wail.
To say or utter with a yowl.
A long loud mournful cry; a wail.

[Middle English yowlen, probably of imitative origin .]
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the action of expressing with or producing a loud mournful wail or cry; howling
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"I count them not a fly," cried Hordle John; "for who is the better for all their whipping and yowling? They are like other friars, I trow, when all is done.
From the moment we started moving, momma cat started yowling and tearing at the cardboard box.
"She's been missing two days and has just got back, she's been yowling and can't walk properly," wailed her owner.
Howling Yowling Growling with the Lost River Wolf Pack
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And when he finally returned, night after night, scratched And grinning, a torn cat yowling at elusive cloud-bruised Moons, tarnished with illicit passion, He would fall into an instant unremorseful sleep, His dreams a Sheherazade of consummations Into which he vanished without trace.
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But, now that the yowling cat is out of the bag, we hope that other singers demand that the practice be stopped, because it's unprofessional, and encourages others to fool the listening public, as well.
"Yes, many Sussex spaniels will 'sound' by sometimes barking, yipping and yowling when on the hot trail of a moving gamebird like pheasants or a furred game animal such as rabbits," the colonel said, adding with a smile that "this giving voice habit" was like having a natural built-in beeper locator and better than a bell for keeping track of Jack in thick vegetation.
Besides, sterilised cats reduce fights, noise and yowling over territory and mating activities," she said.
In the first half of last night's live special, we had baby Pearl, born in the toilets of the Queen Vic to a mother in a yellow biker jacket, yowling like James Brown.