Definition and Meanings for howling

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Howling is ranked 11,987 in the ranking of most used words in English

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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