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English definition of “howl”

howl

noun     /haʊl/
[C] a long , loud , sad sound : the howl of the wind in the trees He leaves his dog shut up in the house all day , and we can hear its howls. She let out a howl of pain .Animal (non-human) soundsShouting and screaming [C usually plural] a strong expression of emotion , such as anger or disagreement : Plans to build a new supermarket have been greeted with howls of protest from local residents .Shouting and screaming
(Definition of howl noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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