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English noun: howler

1. howler (communication) a joke that seems extremely funny

Synonymsbelly laugh, riot, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow

Broader (hypernym)gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh

2. howler (animal) monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry

Synonymshowler monkey

Broader (hypernym)New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian

Member meronymAlouatta, genus Alouatta

3. howler (act) a glaring blunder

Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall

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