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Definition 1: a long loud emotional utterance - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where howl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave a howl of pain
  • howls of laughter
  • their howling had no effect

Synonyms for howl in the sense of this definition

(howl is a kind of ...) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Definition 2: a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound - [noun denoting event]

Samples where howl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the howl of the wind made him restless

(howl is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

(... is a kind of howl ) a high-pitched howl

Definition 3: the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf - [noun denoting event]

(howl is a kind of ...) the characteristic utterance of an animal

"animal cries filled the night"

Definition 4: laugh unrestrainedly and heartily - [verb of body]

Synonyms for howl in the sense of this definition

(howl is a kind of ...) produce laughter

Definition 5: make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles - [verb of communication]

Samples where howl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wind was howling in the trees
  • The water roared down the chute

Synonyms for howl in the sense of this definition

(howl is a kind of ...) emit a noise

(... is a kind of howl ) make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving

(... is a kind of howl ) make a raucous noise

(... is a kind of howl ) to make or produce a loud noise

"The river thundered below" "The engine roared as the driver pushed the car to full throttle"

Definition 6: emit long loud cries - [verb of communication]

Samples where howl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wail in self-pity
  • howl with sorrow

Synonyms for howl in the sense of this definition

(howl is a kind of ...) utter a sudden loud cry

"she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle" "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

(... is a kind of howl ) make high-pitched, whiney noises

Definition 7: cry loudly, as of animals - [verb of communication]

Samples where howl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The coyotes were howling in the desert

Synonyms for howl in the sense of this definition

(howl is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

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