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Noun: howl  hawl
  1. A long loud emotional utterance
    "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter";
    - howling, ululation
  2. The long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf
  3. A loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound
    "the howl of the wind made him restless"
Verb: howl  hawl
  1. Emit long loud cries
    "howl with sorrow";
    - ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup
  2. Cry loudly, as of animals
    "The coyotes were howling in the desert";
    - wrawl [UK, dialect], yammer [informal], yowl
  3. Make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
    "The wind was howling in the trees";
    - roar
  4. Laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
    - roar

Derived forms: howling, howled, howls

Type of: call, cry, emit, express joy, express mirth, holler [informal], hollo [non-standard], laugh, let loose, let out, make noise, noise, resound, scream, shout, shout out, squall, utter, utterance, vocalization, yell

Encyclopedia: Howl, USA