howl
verb Etymology: Middle English houlen; akin to Middle High German hiulen to howl Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to emit a loud sustained doleful sound characteristic of members of the dog family 2. to cry out loudly and without restraint under strong impulse (as pain, grief, or amusement) 3. to go on a spree or rampage transitive verb 1. to utter with unrestrained outcry 2. to drown out or cause to fail by adverse outcry — used especially with downhowl noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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


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