howling
adjective Date: 1599 1. producing or marked by a sound resembling a howl <
a howling storm
>
2. desolate, wild <
a howling wilderness
>
3. very great ; pronounced <
a howling success
>
howlingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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