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

1 sense of howling

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)

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)

Antonyms of adj howling

1 sense of howling

Sense 1
fantastic, grand, howling (prenominal), marvelous, marvellous, rattling (prenominal), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous -- (extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement")

INDIRECT (VIA extraordinary) -> ordinary -- (not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine")

Similarity of adj howling

1 sense of howling

Sense 1
fantastic, grand, howling (prenominal), marvelous, marvellous, rattling (prenominal), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous -- (extraordinarily good or great ; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement")
       => extraordinary (vs. ordinary) -- (beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature")

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