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HOWL, verb intransitive [Latin ululo.]

1. To cry as a dog or wolf; to utter a particular kind of loud, protracted and mournful sound. We say, the dog howls; the wolf howls. Hence,

2. To utter a loud, mournful sound, expressive of distress; to wail.

HOWL lye, for the day of the Lord is at hand. Isaiah 13:6.

Ye rich men, weep and howl James 5:1.

3. To roar; as a tempest.

HOWL, verb transitive To utter or speak with outcry.

Go--howl it out in deserts.

HOWL, noun The cry of a dog or wolf, or other like sound.

1. The cry of a human being in horror or anguish.