Howl

Definition of Howl

v. i.1.To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
[imp. & p. p. Howled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Howling.]
And dogs in corners set them down to howl.
- Drayton.
Methought a legion of foul fiends
Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears.
- Shak.
2.To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand.
- Is. xiii. 6.
3.To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.
Wild howled the wind.
- Sir W. Scott.
Howling monkey
(Zool.) See Howler, 2.
Howling wilderness
a wild, desolate place inhabited only by wild beasts.
- Deut. xxxii. 10.
v. t.1.To utter with outcry.
n.1.The protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
2.A prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.

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