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howl (shout out)

Definition:

to emit long loud cries

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Related to:

howling

Past tense:

howled

Present participle:

howling

3rd-person singular present:

howls

Type of:

shout out » utter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

squall

Usage example:

howl with sorrow

Synonyms:

roar | ululate | wail | yaup | yawl | yawp

Etymology:

Middle English hulen, akin to German heulen from Indo-European echoic base *kāu-...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of howl...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Ululation

a long, wavering, high-pitched vocal sound resembling a howl with a trilling quality. It's produced by emitting a high pitched loud voice accompanied with a rapid movement of the tongue and the uvula. The term ululation is an onomatopoeic word derived ... (41 of 1295 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ululation

Collins Dictionary:

ululate [intransitive] | ululant [adjective, derived]

to howl or wail, as with grief (7 of 314 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ululate

Merriam-Webster:

ululate | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle] | howl [synonym] | wail [synonym] | bay [synonym] | keen [synonym] | yowl [synonym] | ululation [noun, related]

"howl", "wail" (2 of 68 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ululate

Oxford Dictionary:

ululate | ululant [derived] | ululation [derived]

howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion, typically grief (11 of 60 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ululate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ululate [intransitive, literary] | ululation [singular] | ululations [plural] | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle] | ululates [3rd-person singular present]

to make a long high sound with your voice as a way of expressing extreme happiness or extreme sadness (19 of 54 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ululate

Random House Dictionary:

ululate | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle]

to howl, as a dog or a wolf; hoot, as an owl. | to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation; wail. | to lament loudly and shrilly. (27 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ululate

Wiktionary:

ululate | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle] | ululates [3rd-person singular present] | bay [synonym, sense-specific] | howl [synonym, sense-specific] | wail [synonym, sense-specific]

to howl loudly or prolongedly in lamentation or joy | to produce a rapid and prolonged series of sharp noises with one's voice. (22 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ululate

New World Dictionary:

ululate | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle] | ululant [adjective, related] | ululation [noun, related]

to howl or hoot | to wail or lament loudly (9 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ululate

American Heritage Dictionary:

ululate | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle] | ululates [3rd-person singular present] | ululant [adjective, related] | ululation [noun, related]

To howl, wail, or lament loudly. (6 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ululate

Cambridge Dictionary:

wail [entry 1]

[disapproving] to make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness | [informal] to complain loudly or strongly (19 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wail 1

wail [entry 2]

a long, high, loud cry, especially because of something unpleasant (10 of 23 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wail 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

yawl [sailboat]

two-masted sailboat, usually rigged with one or more jibsails, a mainsail, and a mizzen. In common with the ketch, the forward mast is higher than the ... (26 of 91 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/652278​/yawl

Columbia Encyclopedia:

yawl

sailing vessel, usually fore-and-aft rigged, with a large mainmast forward. It carries a mainsail and jibs and a much smaller mizzenmast abaft the ... (23 of 38 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/history​/A​0853001​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

ululate | ululated [past tense] | ululating [present participle] | ululates [3rd-person singular present]

to howl or wail, in grief or in jubilation (9 of 53 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707471​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

howl

Origin: Middle English hulen, akin to German heulen from Indo-European echoic base *kāu- derives Sanskrit kāuti, (it) cries, Old High German hūwila, owl

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/howl

Online Etymology:

howl

First use: early 13th century

Origin: houlen, probably ultimately of imitative origin; similar formations are found in other Germanic languages. As a noun from 1590s.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=howl

Collins Dictionary:

howl

First use: 14th century

Origin: houlen; related to Middle High German hiuweln, Middle Dutch hūlen, Danish hyle

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/howl

Merriam-Webster:

howl

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English houlen; akin to Middle High German hiulen to howl

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/howl

Wiktionary:

howl | howls [plural] | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English (about 1220) houlen, probably imitative

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/howl

Oxford Dictionary:

howl | howl someone down

Origin: Middle English houle (verb), probably imitative

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/howl

American Heritage Dictionary:

howl | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle] | howls [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English houlen.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/howl

Encarta Dictionary:

howl | howls [plural] | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Probably an imitation of the sound

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619054​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

howl | howls [plural] | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "howl"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/howl

Collins Dictionary:

howl

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "howl"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/howl

Macmillan British Dictionary:

howl | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle] | howls [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "howl"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/howl

howl [countable, noun] | howls [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "howl"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/howl 14

Macmillan American Dictionary:

howl | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle] | howls [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "howl"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/howl

howl [countable, noun] | howls [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "howl"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/howl 14

Cambridge Dictionary:

howl [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "howl"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "howl"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/howl 1

the Free Dictionary:

howl

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "howl"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "howl"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "howl" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/howl

Google Dictionary:

howl | howls [plural] | howled [past tense] | howling [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "howl"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=howl

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

howl

Audio: North American pronunciation of "howl"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=howl​0001 word=howl

YourDictionary Audio:

howl

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "howl" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/howl

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