Howl Howl, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Howled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Howling}.] [OE. houlen, hulen; akin to D. huilen, MHG. hiulen, hiuweln, OHG. hiuwil[=o]n to exult, h?wo owl, Dan. hyle to howl.] 1. To utter a loud, protracted, mournful sound or cry, as dogs and wolves often do. [1913 Webster]

And dogs in corners set them down to howl. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

Methought a legion of foul fiends Environ'd me about, and howled in my ears. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter a sound expressive of distress; to cry aloud and mournfully; to lament; to wail. [1913 Webster]

Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand. --Is. xiii. 6. [1913 Webster]

3. To make a noise resembling the cry of a wild beast. [1913 Webster]

Wild howled the wind. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{Howling monkey}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Howler}, 2.

{Howling wilderness}, a wild, desolate place inhabited only by wild beasts. --Deut. xxxii. 10. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(as of a dog), / (as a dog), / , / (said of wind)

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