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Definition of “howl” - Learner’s Dictionary

howl

verb [I]     /haʊl/
ANIMAL
If a dog or wolf (= wild animal like a dog) howls, it makes a long, sad sound.Animal (non-human) sounds
MAKE SOUND
to make a loud sound, usually to express pain, sadness, or another strong emotion: He howled in pain. The audience was howling with laughter.Shouting and screamingSounds made by humans with their mouths
WIND
If the wind howls, it blows hard and makes a lot of noise: The wind was howling outside.Wind and windsStormy weather
howl noun [C]
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