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English definition of “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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