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English noun: howl

1. howl (communication) a long loud emotional utterance


SamplesHe gave a howl of pain.
Howls of laughter.
Their howling had no effect.


Synonymshowling, ululation


Broader (hypernym)utterance, vocalization

2. howl (event) the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf


Broader (hypernym)cry

3. howl (event) a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound


SamplesThe howl of the wind made him restless.


Broader (hypernym)noise


Narrower (hyponym)squeal


English verb: howl

1. howl (communication) emit long loud cries


SamplesWail in self-pity.
Howl with sorrow.


Synonymsroar, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell


Narrower (hyponym)squall, waul, wawl

2. howl (communication) cry loudly, as of animals


SamplesThe coyotes were howling in the desert.


ExamplesYou can hear animals howl in the meadows, The meadows howl with animals


Synonymswrawl, yammer, yowl


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

3. howl (communication) make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles


SamplesThe wind was howling in the trees.
The water roared down the chute.


ExamplesThe cars howl down the avenue


Synonymsroar


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound


Narrower (hyponym)bawl, thunder, vroom, yawp

4. howl (body) laugh unrestrainedly and heartily


Synonymsroar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)express joy, express mirth, laugh









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