Definition and Meanings for howling

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Part of Speech of howling

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of howling

oe. houlen, hulen; akin to d. huilen, mhg. hiulen, hiuweln, ohg. hiuwil to exult, h owl, dan. hyle to howl

Meaning of howling


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do.
  • to utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail.
  • to make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast.

as transitive verb

  • to utter with outcry.

as noun

  • the protracted, mournful cry of a dog or a wolf, or other like sound.
  • a prolonged cry of distress or anguish; a wail.
  • No antonyms for howling

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