HyperDic: howl

English > 7 senses of the word howl:
NOUNcommunicationhowl, howling, ululationa long loud emotional utterance
eventhowlthe long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
eventhowla loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound
VERBcommunicationhowl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaupemit long loud cries
communicationhowl, wrawl, yammer, yowlcry loudly, as of animals
communicationhowl, roarmake a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
bodyhowl, roarlaugh unrestrainedly and heartily
howl > pronunciation
Soundshhaw'l
Rhymesafoul ... waterfowl: 13 rhymes with awl...
English > howl: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA long loud emotional utterance.
Examples
  • "he gave a howl of pain"
  • "howls of laughter"
  • "their howling had no effect"
Synonymshowling, ululation
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Spanishaullido, ululato
Catalanesgarip, udol, ululato
Verbshowllaugh unrestrainedly and heartily
howlemit long loud cries
English > howl: 7 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf.
BroadercryThe characteristic utterance of an animal
Spanishalarido, aullido
Catalanudol
Verbshowlcry loudly, as of animals
English > howl: 7 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound.
Example"the howl of the wind made him restless"
NarrowersquealA high-pitched howl
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
Spanishaullido
Verbshowlmake a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
English > howl: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningemit long loud cries.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "howl with sorrow"
Synonymsululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup
Narrowersquall, waul, wawlmake high-pitched, whiney noises
Broadershout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
Spanishgemir, lamentarse, rugir, ulular
Catalangemegar, gemir, lamentar-se, rugir, udolar, ulular
Nounshowl, howlinga long loud emotional utterance
English > howl: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcry loudly, as of animals.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelYou can hear animals howl in the meadows; The meadows howl with animals
Example"The coyotes were howling in the desert"
Synonymswrawl, yammer, yowl
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly
Spanishaullar, berrear, chillar, gritar, rugir, vociferar
Catalanbagolar, bramar, esgargamellar-se, esgaripar, ganyolar, udolar, ulular, xisclar
Nounshowlthe long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
howlermonkey of tropical South American forests / forests having a loud howling cry
English > howl: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningmake a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe cars howl down the avenue
Example"The wind was howling in the trees"
Synonymroar
NarrowerthunderTo make or produce a loud noise
vroommake a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
yawp, bawlmake a raucous noise
Broadermake noise, resound, noiseemit a noise
Spanishbramar, rugir
Catalanbramar, bramular, rugir
Nounshowla loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound
English > howl: 7 senses > verb 4, body
Meaninglaugh unrestrainedly and heartily.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymroar
Broaderlaugh, express joy, express mirthproduce laughter
Spanishaullar de risa, aullar, reir a carcajadas, vociferar
Catalanbruelar, roncar, udolar, ulular, vociferar
Nounshowl, howlinga long loud emotional utterance
howlera joke that seems extremely funny

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