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howl

verb [I]  us   /hɑʊl/
to make a long, high, crying sound, like that of a dog: Toby stepped on a nail, and he howled in pain. The wind howled. [+ that clause] fig. The senators kept howling (= loudly complaining) that there was not enough money in the budget to pay for the president’s plan.

howl

noun [C]  us   /hɑʊl/
a long, high, crying sound: the howl of the wind fig. The loudest howl (= strongly expressed complaint) seemed to come from farmers in the Midwest.
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