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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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to express with or produce a loud mournful wail or cry; howl
a loud mournful cry; wail or howl
[C13: from Old Norse gaula; related to German jaulen; see yawl2]
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v. yowled, yowl•ing,
1. to utter a long, distressful or dismal cry, as an animal or a person; howl.n.
2. a yowling cry; a howl.
[1175–1225; Middle English yu(he)le, yule, youle]
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Past participle: yowled
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|Noun||1.||yowl - a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway"|
|Verb||1.||yowl - cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert"|
|2.||yowl - utter shrieks, as of cats|
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2. To make inarticulate sounds of grief or pain, usually accompanied by tears:
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n (of person, wolf) → Heulen nt no pl; (of dog) → Jaulen nt no pl; (of cat) → Maunzen nt; to give a yowl → heulen; → jaulen; → maunzen
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