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verb as in make screeching, crying noise

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Example Sentences

They’d go to theaters and laugh at the clandestine caterwaul.

And so it happens that the people who caterwaul about America being weak in the world become the very people who make it weaker.

He acts as if he was at the p'int o' death, though folks a-dyin' don't gen'ally caterwaul like that.

It was terrific how hard it was for one of a wildcat heritage and habit to keep the caterwaul back and the claws muffled.

From the cat there rose suddenly a hideous caterwaul, that ceased abruptly; and then—too late—I snapped off the flashlight.

At once she began to meouw and caterwaul with all her might.

It reached the edge of the pool, spread out all its legs with a caterwaul of despair, and went headlong into the water.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caterwaul, such as: bawl, bicker, howl, quarrel, scream, and screech.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.