Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun howl

3 senses of howl

Sense 1
howl, howling, ululation -- (a long loud emotional utterance; "he gave a howl of pain"; "howls of laughter"; "their howling had no effect")
       => utterance, vocalization -- (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Sense 2
howl -- (the long plaintive cry of a hound or a wolf)
       => cry -- (the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night")

Sense 3
howl -- (a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound; "the howl of the wind made him restless")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb howl

4 senses of howl

Sense 1
howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup -- (emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow")
       => shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me")

Sense 2
howl, wrawl, yammer, yowl -- (cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 3
roar, howl -- (make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute")
       => make noise, resound, noise -- (emit a noise)

Sense 4
roar, howl -- (laugh unrestrainedly and heartily)
       => laugh, express joy, express mirth -- (produce laughter)

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