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howl (v.)

early 13c., houlen, probably ultimately of imitative origin; similar formations are found in other Germanic languages. Also compare owl. Related: Howled; howling. As a noun from 1590s.

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Definitions of howl
1
howl (v.)
emit long loud cries;
howl with sorrow
Synonyms: ululate / wail / roar / yawl / yaup
howl (v.)
cry loudly, as of animals;
The coyotes were howling in the desert
Synonyms: wrawl / yammer / yowl
howl (v.)
make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles;
The wind was howling in the trees
Synonyms: roar
howl (v.)
laugh unrestrainedly and heartily;
Synonyms: roar
2
howl (n.)
a long loud emotional utterance;
their howling had no effect
howls of laughter
he gave a howl of pain
Synonyms: howling / ululation
howl (n.)
the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf;
howl (n.)
a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound;
the howl of the wind made him restless
From wordnet.princeton.edu