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howl

verb (PERSON/ANIMAL)    /haʊl/
[I] If a dog or wolf howls, it makes a long, sad sound: In the silence of the night, a lone wolf howled.Animal (non-human) sounds [I or T] to make a loud sound, usually to express pain, sadness, or another strong emotion: An injured dog lay in the middle of the road, howling with/in pain. We were howling with laughter.figurative The opposition howled down the government's proposal (= shouted loudly to express disapproval).Shouting and screaming
(Definition of howl verb (PERSON/ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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